Quick and easy sampling on surfaces and liquids with Contact Slide

Contact Slide is a ready-to-use device, with two separate sides on a plastic holder, used for the microbiological monitoring of surfaces and liquids.

Contact Slide is easy to use:

  1. Unscrew and pull Contact Slide out of the container.
  2. For surfaces, bend the cap to a 90° angle and press each side, against the surface for 10 seconds. Alternatively, you can use a cotton swab to sample the area and then roll it gently on the Contact Slide. When testing fluid, hold the cap and lower it completely into the test fluid.
  3. Insert Contact Slide back into the tube and close it tightly. Store at 36°C for 24-48 hours. For yeast detection, the incubation should be extended by an additional 24-48 hours at 25-30° C.
  4. After the incubation, Contact Slide is examined for bacterial growth and the concentration is determined.



Contact Slide is available in several variants:

  • Contact Slide 2: for detection of bacteria, yeast, and mould
  • Contact Slide 8: for detection of bacteria and coliform bacteria
  • Contact Slide 9: for detection of bacteria with inactivation of disinfectants

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