R2A Dipslides

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Our R2A dipslides are very popular within the dental hygiene industry and is often used to test dental water lines. With R2A agar on both sides, they are also often used for testing drinking water.

Pack of 10  |  Dual-sided dipslides  |  Easy to use  |  Colonies show up as red spots for easy reading

Dental Hygiene Industry  |  Potable Water Testing  |  Pool & Spa

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R2A Dipslides Product Description

R2A agar dipslides are most commonly used within the Dental Hygiene sector

The R2A agar shows a greater number of colonies once incubated due to the slides detecting slower growing species (for example chlorine-tolerant bacteria) unlike alternative more general purpose dipslides.

Hydro-X Store’s R2A dipslides have R2A agar on both sides with added TTC, meaning colonies show up as red spots for easy counting and comparison.

Dental hygiene practices should look for results of less than 100-200 colony forming units.

 

About Hydro-X Store’s R2A Dental dipslides

R2A dipslides, also referred to as ‘Dental Dipslides’ are primarily used within the dental hygiene sector, however, these dipslides are also suitable for:

  • Potable water testing
  • Pool and spa testing
  • Environmental hygiene
  • General heterotrophic bacteria testing

Important Note

All dipslides require a period of time in a specialist incubator. You can view our dipslide incubator range here.

Please see the Datasheet section below for details of the incubation period required for these BTM2 dipslides.

Additional information

Inside each 10 pack dipslide box you will find a helpful leaflet. The leaflet includes:

  • Product care and storage instructions
  • Guidance on interpreting the results
  • A visual guide (comparison chart) to help you interpret the results
  • Instructions on how to safely dispose of your dipslides once used

10 x adhesive labels are also included to help you keep track of each sample point (sample/date/time/ref/source)

Weight: (10 PK) 0.3 kg

Storage: Store in a cool and dry place (optimum 8-15 degrees C). Use before the expiry date on the box. Do not use slides if there is any sign of growth before opening. Please note a small amount of water may collect in the bottom of the tube, this is condensate from the agar and does not affect the performance of the dipslide agar.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our dipslides are typically delivered with a 6 month shelf life.
Yes, all dipslides require an incubator to maintain strict temperature for the required period of incubation. This incubation time may vary slightly based on the type of Agar. Please see the individual product pages for incubation times. Please CLICK HERE to view our full range of incubators. If you require a money-saving starter kit including dipslides and incubator please CLICK HERE.
To dispose of dipslides you should soak the dipslides in bleach for 30 minutes before disposing in regular waste.
The optimum temperature for dipslides to be stored at is between 8-15 degrees C. A cool, dark place is best to prolong shelf life.

Low cost shipping on all of our products!

Here at the Hydro-X Store we offer low cost and fast shipping to our customers.

Please see below our shipping charges for dipslides.

VOLUMESTANDARD SHIPPING
(2-3 working days)
NEXT DAY DELIVERY
(ordered before 1pm)
1 to 3 boxes£6.95Not Available
4 to 16 boxes£7.95£11.95
17 + boxes£9.95£14.95
How To Use Dipslides

How to use our dipslides

Using our dip slides is easy!
No prior training or experience is required to be able to effectively use the dipslides and read the results.
Each dip slide has an easy grip handle and a flexible paddle for ease of use, and for surface testing.

Hydro-X how to test water with dipslides

Testing Fluids

Remove the dip slide from its tube, and without touching the agar gel, immerse the gel part of the slide in the fluid to be tested for about 10 seconds, or hold the slide under running liquid, or spray so that both sides are covered. Allow excess fluid to drain for a few seconds.
Replace in its tube, seal firmly, label as required and incubate.

How to test surfaces with dipslides

Testing Surfaces

Remove the dip slide from its transparent container. Do not touch the culture agar gel. Holding the slide by the tab (and bottom of the slide if required), press one side of agar against the surface under test, the ribbed neck above the agar will bend to allow full contact.
Repeat with the second side on an area close to the first site. Put the slide back into the tube, seal firmly, label as required and incubate.


Dipslide Comparison chart testing

Interpretation

After 48 hrs in the incubator, compare the dipslide to the chart provided in the box, reading the result from the closest matching image.
Fluid results are counted in “colony forming units” (CFU) per millilitre.
Surface results are in CXFU per square centimetre.
Bacteria and yeast are both compared to the top chart. Fungi (furry colonies) are compared to the lower chart in the leaflet.
Very high levels of contamination may lead to a complete overgrowth on the slide. If this is the case, comparing the slide to an unused example will show the difference.

How to dispose of dipslides

Disposal

Used slides should be incinerated, autoclaved or soaked in disinfectant for several hours before disposal.

Data Sheet for R2A Dipslides

Dipslide Code:R2A
Agar Side 1:R2A + ttc
Agar Side 2:R2A + ttc
Shelf Life:6 Months
Storage Temperature:8-15 degrees C
Inbutation:30 degrees C for 72 hours
For the detection of:Total Count Bacteria
Sector:Dental Hygiene Industry
Certification:ISO: 9001

Dipslide Comparison Chart

Which dipslides should you use? This is a common question asked when evaluating the most suitable dip slides for your testing purposes. Our handy chart below has been designed to provide a basic comparison of the top 5 selling dip slides, helping you to select the right one. If in doubt, you can of course call us on 01909 666 708

Dipslide CodeSide 1 AgarSide 2 AgarMain IndustryTypical Use
RBSTTCRose BengalGeneral PurposeGeneral Purpose
R2AR2A & TTCR2A & TTCDental Hygiene IndustryWater Testing
SCTPlat Count & TTCMacConkey No.3Food IndustryPoultry, Dairy, Pharmaceutical, Biomedical, Water
TVPlat Count & NeutralisersVRGB & NeutralisersFood IndustryFood Safety, Dairy, farming
BT2Nutrient & TTCNutrient & TTCGeneral PurposeWater Hygiene Industries, Classroom
BTM2Nutrient & TTCMalt ExtractGeneral Purpose’Fuel bug’, Cooling Towers, Boiler Feed Water, Cutting Fluids
Additional Info

Additional information

Inside each 10 pack dipslide box you will find a helpful leaflet. The leaflet includes:

  • Product care and storage instructions
  • Guidance on interpreting the results
  • A visual guide (comparison chart) to help you interpret the results
  • Instructions on how to safely dispose of your dipslides once used

10 x adhesive labels are also included to help you keep track of each sample point (sample/date/time/ref/source)

Weight: (10 PK) 0.3 kg

Storage: Store in a cool and dry place (optimum 8-15 degrees C). Use before the expiry date on the box. Do not use slides if there is any sign of growth before opening. Please note a small amount of water may collect in the bottom of the tube, this is condensate from the agar and does not affect the performance of the dipslide agar.

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Our dipslides are typically delivered with a 6 month shelf life.
Yes, all dipslides require an incubator to maintain strict temperature for the required period of incubation. This incubation time may vary slightly based on the type of Agar. Please see the individual product pages for incubation times. Please CLICK HERE to view our full range of incubators. If you require a money-saving starter kit including dipslides and incubator please CLICK HERE.
To dispose of dipslides you should soak the dipslides in bleach for 30 minutes before disposing in regular waste.
The optimum temperature for dipslides to be stored at is between 8-15 degrees C. A cool, dark place is best to prolong shelf life.
Delivery

Low cost shipping on all of our products!

Here at the Hydro-X Store we offer low cost and fast shipping to our customers.

Please see below our shipping charges for dipslides.

VOLUMESTANDARD SHIPPING
(2-3 working days)
NEXT DAY DELIVERY
(ordered before 1pm)
1 to 3 boxes£6.95Not Available
4 to 16 boxes£7.95£11.95
17 + boxes£9.95£14.95
How To Use
How To Use Dipslides

How to use our dipslides

Using our dip slides is easy!
No prior training or experience is required to be able to effectively use the dipslides and read the results.
Each dip slide has an easy grip handle and a flexible paddle for ease of use, and for surface testing.

Hydro-X how to test water with dipslides

Testing Fluids

Remove the dip slide from its tube, and without touching the agar gel, immerse the gel part of the slide in the fluid to be tested for about 10 seconds, or hold the slide under running liquid, or spray so that both sides are covered. Allow excess fluid to drain for a few seconds.
Replace in its tube, seal firmly, label as required and incubate.

How to test surfaces with dipslides

Testing Surfaces

Remove the dip slide from its transparent container. Do not touch the culture agar gel. Holding the slide by the tab (and bottom of the slide if required), press one side of agar against the surface under test, the ribbed neck above the agar will bend to allow full contact.
Repeat with the second side on an area close to the first site. Put the slide back into the tube, seal firmly, label as required and incubate.


Dipslide Comparison chart testing

Interpretation

After 48 hrs in the incubator, compare the dipslide to the chart provided in the box, reading the result from the closest matching image.
Fluid results are counted in “colony forming units” (CFU) per millilitre.
Surface results are in CXFU per square centimetre.
Bacteria and yeast are both compared to the top chart. Fungi (furry colonies) are compared to the lower chart in the leaflet.
Very high levels of contamination may lead to a complete overgrowth on the slide. If this is the case, comparing the slide to an unused example will show the difference.

How to dispose of dipslides

Disposal

Used slides should be incinerated, autoclaved or soaked in disinfectant for several hours before disposal.

Datasheet

Data Sheet for R2A Dipslides

Dipslide Code:R2A
Agar Side 1:R2A + ttc
Agar Side 2:R2A + ttc
Shelf Life:6 Months
Storage Temperature:8-15 degrees C
Inbutation:30 degrees C for 72 hours
For the detection of:Total Count Bacteria
Sector:Dental Hygiene Industry
Certification:ISO: 9001
Comparison

Dipslide Comparison Chart

Which dipslides should you use? This is a common question asked when evaluating the most suitable dip slides for your testing purposes. Our handy chart below has been designed to provide a basic comparison of the top 5 selling dip slides, helping you to select the right one. If in doubt, you can of course call us on 01909 666 708

Dipslide CodeSide 1 AgarSide 2 AgarMain IndustryTypical Use
RBSTTCRose BengalGeneral PurposeGeneral Purpose
R2AR2A & TTCR2A & TTCDental Hygiene IndustryWater Testing
SCTPlat Count & TTCMacConkey No.3Food IndustryPoultry, Dairy, Pharmaceutical, Biomedical, Water
TVPlat Count & NeutralisersVRGB & NeutralisersFood IndustryFood Safety, Dairy, farming
BT2Nutrient & TTCNutrient & TTCGeneral PurposeWater Hygiene Industries, Classroom
BTM2Nutrient & TTCMalt ExtractGeneral Purpose’Fuel bug’, Cooling Towers, Boiler Feed Water, Cutting Fluids
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