Nutrient Agar with TTC/Malt Extract Agar Dipslide

  • Part #:DS110220
  • Units:10 per case
  • Availability: In Stock

Price: $25.93
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Scigiene’s Yeast and Mold/ Total Plate Count Dipslide will grow / detect total count (aerobic bacteria / microbes) on one side and moulds and yeasts (fungi) on the other side. It can be used to test/monitor the levels of mould, aerobic bacteria and yeast. If there are microbiological contaminants in your sample, they will grow as colonies on the dipslide agar (culture media). The agars on this dipslide are Nutrient Agar with TTC and Malt Extract Agar.

Nutrient Agar is a general purpose agar that tests for a total bacteria count (TVC). The Nutrient agar includes TTC (red spot dye). This means that most colonies growing on the dipslide agar will appear as red spots which makes it easier to interpret results. Malt Extract Agar tests for yeasts and moulds. This is a general purpose slide that can be used in a variety of applications.

You can either dip the slide into your sample, swab onto the dipslide or press the slide against a surface. Once your sample has been transferred onto the dipslide, you then incubate the dipslide. After incubation, you can then count the colonies / spots and compare with the chart provided. A step by step pictorial guide can be found below.

These dipslides come in a pack size of 10 slides per box. The slide has a flexible paddle and is within a shatterproof container. The Scigiene Y&M TPC Displides have a 9-month shelf life. They should be stored at room temperature, but care should be taken to avoid frequent temperature changes.


  • Flexible Paddle - Each dipslide features a virtually unbreakable and flexible paddle allowing for even, full surface testing.
  • Easy "Run Off" Design - Due to the design of the dipslide, fluids will drain off quickly during testing.
  • Recessed Handle - Each slide has a handle built into the lid that is recessed to help keep your fingers dry during testing.
  • Side Indicator - One side of the slide will have a circle indicator so you know which side was used for testing which type of contaminant.
  • Dual Sided - Each dipslide is dual sided to allow multiple contamination testing with one test.
  • Thick Reliable Agar - Approx. 4mm


  • 10 dipslides per case
  • Slide Format: Large Pushfit
  • Agar (Colour: Straw): Nutrient & TTC
  • Detection (Side 1): Total Count
  • Agar (Colour: Brown): Malt Extract
  • Detection (Side 2): Yeasts and Moulds
  • Storage Temperature: 8°C - 15°C
  • Suggested Incubation Temperature: 30°C 
  • Suggested Incubation Time: 24-120 Hours


  • Metalworking fluids and stored hydrocarbon fuels
  • Industrial process waters
  • Cooling tower waters

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