Hygicult contact slides are intended for rapid monitoring of microbial hygiene on surfaces. Tests can be performed on-site, or the slides can be used as convenient transport media for cultured samples.
Hygicult tests are reliable, economic and timesaving on-site surface hygiene monitoring tests. Hygicult is available in five versions for different customer needs. Hygicult TPC is intended for general hygiene monitoring as most common bacteria, yeasts and moulds can grow on it. Hygicult E and Hygicult E/ß-GUR are intended for the detection of Enterobacteriaceae. Additionally, Hygicult E/ß-GUR differentiates ß-glucuronidase-positive organisms, especially Escherichia coli. Hygicult CF supports the growth of coliform bacteria while the growth of gram-positive organisms is inhibited. Hygicult Y&F is intended for the detection of yeasts and moulds; no bacteria grow on this slide.
Hygicult TPC and Hygicult E dipslides have been validated in a collaborative study in twelve laboratories1-2. Hygicult TPC validation report has been approved by NMKL/Nordval3.
Hygicult tests provide you with
Ready-to-use on-site tests
High quality products
Hinged slide for easy surface sampling
Easy result interpretation - No counting of colonies
Long shelf-life when compared to culture plates
Reliable method – validated by AOAC(1,2) and certified by NMKL/NordVal(3)