HygieneChek Total Count/Coliforms

$129.00 (ex GST)

HygieneChek Total Count/Coliforms*

Romer Labs offers HygieneChek™ dip slides which are an easy-to-use, reliable and economic microbiological testing system. They are a double-sided agar paddle which is used to detect and identify various microorganisms commonly found in food preparation areas, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.

HygieneChek Total Count/Coliforms is a Plate Count agar and Violet Red Bile agar based dip slide which can be used within water testing fields and the food industry, for the detection and enumeration of coliforms and other bacteria. The only requirement for the cultivation of bacteria on the HygieneChek dip slide is an incubator.

Coliforms are a group of gram-negative, rod shaped bacteria which can ferment lactose. The most common member of the coliform family, Escherichia coli, is commonly used as an indicator for the presence of faecal contamination.  Gram positive bacteria is typically inhibited on this agar.

The Total Count Agar can be used for the cultivation of a broad range of both gram positive and gram negative bacteria as it is the least selective agar.


Storage: cool, dry, keep out of direct sunlight, storage temperature 15-25°C

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Medium Incubation Temp First reading of results after Final Results after
Total Count 30-35°C 24 hours 48 hours
TTC Total Count 30-35°C 48 hours 72 hours
Coliforms 35-37°C 24 hours 48 hours
Enterobacteriaceae 35-37°C 24 hours 48 hours
Lactic Acid Bacteria 30°C 24 hours 48 hours
Yeasts & Moulds 20-30°C 48 hours 120 hours
Staphylococcus 35-37°C 24 hours 36 hours
ALOA Listeria 35-37°C 24 hours 48 hours
CHROMagar Salmonella 35-37°C 24 hours 48 hours
CHROMagar E. coli 35-37°C 24 hours 48 hours
CHROMagar S. aureus 35-37°C 24 hours


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