Microbial Test Kit, 10 Pack
Lotioncrafter's Microbial Test Kit is an easy to use
Our Microbial Test Kits are manufactured under aseptic conditions and the agar surfaces contain no toxic ingredients that could be transferred to the products being tested. Each
Each kit comes with a color chart to help you interpret the results
- Simple application
- Fast, safe and easy
- Precise and reliable
- Economical to use
- Can be used on surfaces, semi-solid materials, and liquids
Separateevaluation of bacteria, yeasts andmolds
- Microbiology training is not necessary to interpret the results
Storage and stability
Our Microbial Test Kit tubes should be stored unopened at room temperature (about +20°C/+68°F) and protected from drought and light (simply leaving them in their sturdy, lightproof box is a good idea). The slides must not be allowed to freeze. The expiration date is marked on each tube (shelf life is 9-10 months; typically there
Any unused slide showing microbial growth should be discarded. Temperature fluctuations may result in condensation settling at the bottom of the dip-slide tube. This sterile liquid can simply be disposed of down the sink. The performance and the results of Microbial Test Kit are not affected by this, provided that the media are not visually dehydrated.
How to Use
- The dip-slide is carefully removed from its container without touching the agar surfaces. It is then dipped into thin or aqueous products and held in contact with the sample for 5-10 seconds so both sides of the slide are completely wetted.
- If you're testing a cream or lotion, using a sterile swab, dip into your sample and streak the surface of each agar plate.
- Place the slide back in the tube and screw on the top.
- The test slides can be incubated using an incubator and initial results can be examined and enumerated after 24-48 hours for bacteria and 48 and up to 120 hours for yeast and mold. If no incubator is used and the slides are stored at room temperature, you may need to wait up to 5 days for bacteria and up to 7 days for yeast and mold. We say "examine" because you may need to leave it in the incubator (or wherever you have it stored) a bit longer, especially for slow-growing organisms, but you want to get
a firstlook in at that time. If you have organisms that grow quickly, and you leave them for too long, growth will become confluent.
- After incubation, compare the colony density on the agar surface with the included evaluation chart. The results should be evaluated with the tube sealed.
Interpretation of Results
The evaluation chart shows colonies formed on the slides which correspond to different degrees of microbial contamination. The figures are shown in colony forming units per milliliter (
- Colony growth of incubated samples on both sides of the slide is compared to the pictures in the evaluation
chart thepicture that most closely resembles the colony density on the agar slide is taken as the test result.
- Bacterial growth - Most bacteria grow to form red colonies, but colorless colonies may also form and must be taken into consideration.
- Yeasts and Molds - It is possible for molds or yeast or a mixture of both to grow on the rose bengal agar.
Because the manufacturer recommends these be shipped between a temperature of 2°C - 40°C (36°F - 104°F) with a travel time of no more than 1 week, we will not ship these via First Class Mail International or Priority Mail International. Express Mail International or UPS International services are available for our international customers.
DUE TO THE NATURE OF THIS PRODUCT, ALL SALES ARE FINAL, IT MAY NOT BE RETURNED.
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