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Products have a shelf life that varies anywhere from 3-27 months from the date of manufacture — with most products being 12 months.
Ensures that the agar is as fresh as the day it was manufactured, unlike when you open a sleeve of petris.
The strip is made of Tyvek® and is a barrier that controls air/oxygen exchange without particulate entry or escape.
No, it is a ready to use, prepared, and QC tested media.
Yes, most InTray® products require refrigeration.
InTray can be stacked either horizontally or vertically unlike Petri dishes.
Our range of products includes FDA regulated IVD products, as well as veterinary tests, EPA method approved media and microbiology research products. Products also contain the european CE mark.
Like a Petri dish, the agar can be inoculated by direct plating, streaking or membrane filters.
Yes, most digital automated plate counters can accurately read the tray.
No. Dispose of InTray as with petri plates, by autoclaving.
We carry a large spectrum of media for clinical, veterinary and environmental applications, and we are adding new media all the time
Yes, we carry a wide selection of chromogenic agars in our COLOREX™ line of products.
InTray has a flexible fixed lid that cannot fall off and keeps the culture safe. The InTray is unbreakable unlike a Petri dish.
Effective shelf life is 12 months from the date of manufacture; Store pouches at room temperature (18-25°C) in the dark.
No! The cotton swab can rupture the pouch during transport. A cotton swab left inside will also cloud the medium and destroy clue cells, yeast and any trichomonads present.
Trichomonas vaginalis is a "sticky" organism which may cling to dacron or plastic (swabs, tubes, tubing and pipets). Cotton swabs are preferred.
These specimens need to be fresh and immediately transported to the lab. The lab tech will inoculate the pouch and perform the test. Call your lab for special handling instructions.
Push the media to the bottom of the bag and roll tightly down to the top of the label and seal kit with the tabs.
No, you can read through the plastic pouch.
Yes, you can run PCR on all samples or samples that are positive.