D012 TSA/Malt Dipslides (pack of 10)
Dual agar for the determination of E. coli, coliforms & total plate count
- Determine aerobic and anaerobic bacteria levels
- Early indication of bacteria proliferation
- Results in 48 hours
This dipslide has a dual agar: one side of the carrier contains a TTC additive which colours the bacterial colonies red and thus simplifies the evaluation of the total bacterial count. On the other carrier side, tryptone soy agar (TSA) is applied for the display and counting of E. coli and other coliform bacteria.
Part Number 56B010010
Guidelines to advise on the correct practices to control legionella bacteria in water systems exist worldwide. Suppressing bacteria levels does substantially reduce the possibility of an outbreak of this often fatal disease. Guidelines recommend introducing a monitoring and control program. This program includes the testing of cooling tower waters with dipslides on a regular basis. A full range of dipslides is available for semiquantitative determination of aerobic and anaerobic bacteria populations in industrial and recreational waters. Dipslide accuracy is limited due to the small sample size, but if used correctly and incubated at a constant temperature using the Lovibond® dipslide incubator, they are excellent for trend analysis and can give an early indication of bacteria proliferation.