RBS Dipslides

RBS dip slides are great General Purpose dipslides. They offer a convenient total viable bacteria count as well as yeasts, moulds and fungi in a single dual-sided test.

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

General Purpose Testing  |  Water Testing – Water Industry  |  Food Industry  |  Environmental Hygiene  |  Cutting Fluids  |  Micro-Organisms (Fuel Storage)

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RBS Dipslides Product Description

Rose Bengal Dip slides (RBS) are our best selling dip slide due to their 2 test approach to general purpose bacterial testing.

Convenient Total Viable Count bacteria testing, as well as yeasts, moulds and fungi in a single dip slide. Rose Bengal (RBS) is a growth medium for yeasts, moulds and fungi, while the TTC agar tests for bacteria.

Our special Rose Bengal dye limits growth of other containments to allow easier enumeration. Antibiotic additive ensures less interference from bacterial contamination.

Our Rose Bengal dip slides is ideal for general use in water testing, the food industry, general environmental hygiene, and for tracking micro- organisms found in cutting fluids and stored fuel.


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 RBS/TTC dip slides.


About RBS/TTC Agar

Our RBS dip slides are dual sided to test for yeast and moulds on one side, and for total bacterial count on the other.

  • Colonies show up as red or pink spots

Rose Bengal Agar – is used for general purpose testing. Rose Bengal agar is selective for yeasts and moulds (fungi bacteria).

Tryptone Soya Agar with TTC – A general purpose agar that can detect both aerobic and anaerobic bacteria

Additional information

Inside each 10 pack dip slide 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 dip slides 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 dip slide 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 dip slides 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 dip slide 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 RBS/TTC Dipslides

Dipslide Code:RBS
Agar Side 1:Rose Bengal
Agar Side 2:TSA & TTC
Shelf Life:6 Months
Storage Temperature:8-15 degrees C
Inbutation:30 degrees C for 24-120 hrs
For the detection of:Total Count bacteria, and Yeasts and Moulds
Sector:General Purpose
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 dip slide 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 dip slides 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 dip slide 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 dip slides 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 dip slide 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 RBS/TTC Dipslides

Dipslide Code:RBS
Agar Side 1:Rose Bengal
Agar Side 2:TSA & TTC
Shelf Life:6 Months
Storage Temperature:8-15 degrees C
Inbutation:30 degrees C for 24-120 hrs
For the detection of:Total Count bacteria, and Yeasts and Moulds
Sector:General Purpose
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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