Nutrient TTC + Malt Extract Dipslides (20 tests)

R1,800.00 Excl. VAT

The nutrient TTC and malt extract dipslide; shows growth of total aerobic bacteria on one side and moulds and yeasts (fungi) on the other side. In stock, else delivery is 1-3 weeks from order to maximize shelf life.

Current stock expiry 12th Aug 2024.

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The nutrient TTC and malt extract dipslide shows growth of total aerobic bacteria on one side and moulds and yeasts (fungi) on the other side.

The TTC is for total count of aerobic bacteria or microbes. Malt extract select for moulds and yeasts (fungi) on the other side.

Use it to test for and monitor the levels of mould, aerobic bacteria and yeast.

The microbiological contaminants in will grow as colonies on the dipslide agar (culture media). The agars on this dipslide are nutrient agar with TTC and malt extract agar.

Nutrient agar is a general purpose agar testing for total bacterial count or total viable count (TVC). The nutrient agar includes TTC (red spot dye). This means that most colonies growing on the dipslide agar will appear as red spots which makes it easier to interpret results. Malt extract agar tests for yeasts and moulds. This is a general purpose slide that can be used in a variety of applications.

Dip the dipslide (biopaddle) into your water sample or swab onto the dipslide or press the slide against a surface. Once your sample has been transferred onto the dipslide, you then incubate the dipslide. After incubation, you can then count the colonies / spots and compare with the chart provided.


Use the free dipslide apps to compare your results:

Additional information

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 20 × 20 × 20 cm


Instructional video

Product Information
Front Agar Type: Nutrient TTC
Front Agar Colour: Straw
Front Agar Growth: Total Count (TTC / Red Spot)
Rear Agar Type: Malt Extract
Rear Agar Colour: Brown
Rear Agar Growth: Yeasts & Moulds
Certification: ISO 9001
Suggested Incubation Times: 24 – 120 Hours
Suggested Incubation Temp: 30°C

Research reference

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Microorganism tests available

In terms of microorganism, the following can be detected:

Yeasts and molds, coliforms, E. coli, Urinary, Nitrite reducing bacteria, Staphylcocci, sulphate reducing bacteria, Pseudomonas, Enterobacteriaceae, fungi Enterococci.