Compact Dry X-SA is a simple and safe test method to detect and quantify Staphylococcus aureus. These are spherical bacterium typically found arranged in clusters under the microscope. Its potential pathogenicity comes from its the ability to form enterotoxins (SET), which accumulate in the food when contaminated and cannot be completely inactivated even by heat treatment. Food contamination with S. aureus almost always comes from humans (hand, sneezing, coughing). S. aureus is therefore also considered an indicator of inadequate personal hygiene
Scope of delivery
1502990 | 1402961 | 1002961 | 1002960
Incubation time and temperature
24 ± 2 hours at 35 ± 2 °C, AOAC recommendation 35 ± 2°C, NordVal / MicroVal recommendation 37 ± 1 °C
21 months after manufacturing
Room temperature (+ 1 to + 30 °C)
Viable count in water or liquid foodstuff
Drop 1 ml of specimen (dilute if necessary) on the middle of the Compact Dry plate.
Viable count in solid foodstuff
Add buffer solution to the sample and homogenize by stomacher®. Drop 1 ml of specimen (dilute if necessary) on the middle of the dry sheet of the Compact Dry plate.
Viable count in swab test specimen
Use the swab to wipe the surface, put into the device with wiping solution. Drop 1 ml of wiping solution (dilute if necessary) in the middle of the Compact Dry plate. It is recommended to use Swab for Compact Dry offered by HyServe Id-No. 1 002 952/3 (40/240 pieces).
Open the cap and drop 1 ml of specimen on the middle of the Compact Dry plate.
Specimen diffuses automatically and evenly into the sheet and transforms the dried sheet into a gel within seconds.
Put the cap again on the plate and write the information needed on the memorandum section.
Turn over the capped plate and put in the incubator.
After incubation count the number of colored colonies underneath the plate. White paper placed under the plate helps to count the colonies
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