The MC MEDIA PAD® serves as a convenient method for the rapid routine testing of microbial contamination of raw and in-process food and beverage materials, and finished products. The MC MEDIA PAD® is a pre-sterilized, ready-to-use dry culture device, simplifying testing and minimizing the quantity of waste. MC MEDIA PAD® is composed of a unique adhesive sheet, a test pad coated with medium and water absorption polymer, and a transparent cover film, to automatically re-constitute the media. It is intended to determine the total aerobic count using a special medium composition and unique redox indicator dyes for not only standard but also rapid enumeration. The MC MEDIA PAD® is coated with growth medium and chromogenic substrate for total aerobic enumeration. Once the liquid sample is inoculated onto the test pad, the sample diffuses through the whole pad by capillary action.
MC MEDIA PAD® Rapid Aerobic Count is intended to determine the total aerobic count using a special medium composition and unique redox indicator dyes for not only standard but also rapid enumeration, wherein the results are within 50% of the standard plate or in 24 hours.
If aerobic bacteria are present, they grow as red coloured colonies on test pad.
AOAC is a registered trademark of AOAC International
MC MEDIA PAD is a registered trademark of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany