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3M™ Petrifilm™ Staph Express Count Plates


3M™ Petrifilm™ Staph Express Count Plates
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The 3M™ Petrifilm™ Staph Express Count Plate provides confirmed Staphylococcus aureus results in as few as 22 hours.

3M™ Petrifilm™ Staph Express Count Plates streamline your staph testing by providing fast confirmed results in a few steps. Distinctive red-violet colonies make intepretation very easy. Fast, Accurate, Results in as few as 22 hours with three easy steps:
1) Inoculate - 3M™ Petrifilm™ Plates are easy to inoculate. Lift the top film and add sample
2) Incubate - The space saving design maximizes incubator space and
3) Enumerate - Distinctive red-violet colonies appear in as few as 22 hours. A built in grid makes counting colonies fast and easy.

If you encounter high background flora in your staph testing, the 3M™ Petrifilm™ Staph Express Disk can be used to identify S. aureus from all suspect colonies.

Improved Productivity/Reduced Costs
The 3M Petrifilm Staph Express Count Plate provides equivalent performance to the U.S. F.D.A. Bacteriological Analytical Manual (BAM) three-plate Baird-Parker agar plus coagulase method. Utilizing the 3M Petrifilm Plate technology, lab technicians can complete more tests in less time when compared to conventional methods. As a result, you realize increased technician productivity and reduced labor costs. This reduction allows you to more effectively manage your labor budget and reduce your overall lab costs.

Reliability you can count on
When you use 3M products, you gain an international partner that has the resources to support you.


Image Catalog # Product Description MSDS
3M(TM) Petrifilm(TM) Flat Spreader 6425   6425   3M™ Petrifilm™ Flat Spreader (6425)  3M™ Petrifilm™ Flat Spreader. (2/box)   
  6490   3M™ Petrifilm™ Staph Express Count Plates 6490  50 plates/box, 3M™ Petrifilm™ Staph Express Count Plates (STX) for S. aureus enumeration  PDF  
  6491   3M™ Petrifilm™ Staph Express Count Plates 6491  500 plates/case, 3M™ Petrifilm™ Staph Express Count Plates (STX) for S. aureus enumeration  PDF  
  6492   3M™ Petrifilm™ Staph Express Disk 6492 (20 disks/pouch)  20 disks/box, 3M™ Petrifilm™ Staph Express Disks for S. aureus enumeration of samples with high background flora  PDF  
  6493   3M™ Petrifilm™ Staph Express Disk 6493 (100 disks/pouch)  100 disks/case, 3M™ Petrifilm™ Staph Express Disks for S. aureus enumeration of samples with high background flora  PDF  
Benefits

3M™ Petrifilm™ Staph Express Count Plate is ready to use at any moment for testing equipment, raw materials, food products and the manufacturing environment enabling you to monitor critical control points more frequently. One 3M Petrifilm Staph Express Count Plate provides equivalent performance to the U.S. F.D.A. Bacteriological Analytical Manual (BAM) three-plate Baird-Parker agar plus coagulase method. By using labor-saving 3M™ Petrifilm™ Plates, you’ll have time to monitor critical control points more often.

  • Results in as few as 22 hours.
  • A built in grid facilitates counting colonies, giving you fast, precise and accurate results.

  • Increased technician labor productivity. Reduced costs.
  • A survey of 274 plants who converted to 3M Petrifilm Plates from traditional agar methods found an average labor savings of 45% and an average increased technician efficiency of 80%.

    Our full line of easy-to-use 3M Petrifilm Plates can provide you with many benefits over traditional methods:
  • Accurate results in three easy steps: inoculate, incubate and count
  • Improved efficiency
  • Reduced labor costs
  • Standardization of methodology
  • Consistent and reliable test results

    Reliability you can count on.
    When you use 3M products, you gain an international partner that has the resources to support you.

  • Brochure

    PDF3M Petrifilm Plates and Plate Reader Full Line Brochure - Brochure (PDF 1.4 MB)

    Data Sheet

    PDFPetrifilm Plates Guide to Dilution Preparation - Data Sheet (PDF 874.9 K)
    PDFPetrifilm Plates Sample Preparation Sheet - Data Sheet (PDF 190.7 K)
    PDFPetrifilm Staph Express Cnt Plt & Disk Performance Summary - Data Sheet (PDF 23.2 K)
    PDFPetrifilm Staph Express Count Plate 2003 IAFP Poster - Data Sheet (PDF 1.6 MB)
    PDFTB.001.01 Shipping Temperature of 3M Petrifilm Plates - Data Sheet (PDF 75.7 K)
    PDFTech Bulletin Fluid Milk Prods_Shelf Life Prelim Incubat. Method - Data Sheet (PDF 120.4 K)

    Flyer

    PDFPetrifilm Staph Express Count Plate and Disk Flyer - Flyer (PDF 348.8 K)

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