Remove the dipslide from the container by pulling the white handle while holding on to the outer cover.
The sample should be taken by immersing both sides of the paddle into the fluid to be tested. Excess sample should be gently shaken from the paddle before it is replace in the container.
The sample should be taken by allowing direct contact between the agar surface and the test material. The paddle is flexible and can be bent at the upper end to allow both surfaces to come into intimate contact. Bacterial recovery rate is about 50% so that sweeping an area approximately twice that of the paddle will give a more accurate result.
After sampling, the dipslides should be placed immediately into incubation at 30-35C for 24-48 hours.