The HygieneChek™ Total Count/Lactic Acid Bacteria Dip-Slide 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™ Total Count/Lactic Acid Bacteria Dip-Slide 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 with agar medium on both sides.
Total count (Agar is beige) - The medium does not contain any neutralizing agents and supports the growth of all bacteria, yeasts and molds. Colonies appear in individual color and size.
Lactic acid bacteria (Agar is honey colored) - The medium is applied to detect hetero-fermentative lactic acid bacteria. However, the medium is not selective for lactic acid bacteria. This means that lactic acid producing Staphylococcus spp. and other bacteria may also grow on the thiamine-rich medium.
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.