The HygieneChek™ Disinfection Control/ Disinfection Control is an easy to use, reliable and economic agar-based test system to check for microbiological contamination in various liquids and on surfaces. It is based on a double-sided agar paddle which is used to detect and identify various microorganisms commonly found in foods, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. Microbiological samples can be taken from liquids and surfaces directly in the processing environment (including production lines), kitchens, cafeterias, supermarkets, military areas and clean rooms. It can also be used for air sampling.
The only equipment required for the HygieneChek™ Disinfection Control/ Disinfection Control is an incubator and optionally a bench top autoclave. The test system consists of a container with a screw cap and a removable paddle. The surface of the paddle is covered on both sides with a nutrient agar medium.
Disinfection control (Agar is violet) - The medium is used for the detection of total counts upon cleaning and sanitation. The growth of microorganisms may cause the medium to turn yellow. For molds, it remains pink. The colours of the medium and colonies are not taken into consideration when counting the colonies. Each colony is counted. Do note that as microorganisms are often harmed by cleaning and
disinfection, it may take longer for them to appear on the agar. Please check the paddles laterally to better detect the colonies. Read the final results 48 hours after incubation.
Scigiene offers a wide range of different agar types and also custom made solutions are possible. HygieneChek™ is also ideally suited for the transport of microbiological samples.