Rapid Tests

Welcome to Camlab's Rapid Test blog page, your ultimate source for insightful information on rapid tests for laboratories. Camlab understands the importance of accurate and efficient testing, and we are dedicated to providing the latest updates on laboratory equipment and indicator strips. Our blog features a wide range of topics, including the latest rapid test trends and advances, expert tips and tricks, and in-depth analysis of the industry. Whether you are a seasoned professional or a newcomer to the field, our blog is perfect for anyone looking to stay up-to-date with the latest in rapid testing. Join us on this exciting journey as we explore the world of rapid tests together.

Dipslides - All you need to know
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Dipslides - All you need to know

A dipslide is a means of testing the microbial content of liquids. This is a common method of monitoring and measuring microbial activity within many systems and commonly cooling systems. Usually the use of a dipslide is the first line of defence for the testing of microbial issues that could be caused to manufacturers and machine shop fluid systems. 

Dipslides consist of a plastic barrier which bears a sterile culture medium which can be dipped into the liquid being sampled. The resulting microbial colonies are estimated by reference to a chart. 

Dipslides are usually incubated for 48 hours after use and any subsequent bacteria in the sample water will grow and form colonies.

pH-Fix test strips
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Advantages of CE marked pH-Fix test strips

pH-Fix are Macherey-Nagel's range of non bleeding pH test strips which provide a number of clever and useful features.   There are 15 varieties to choose from, covering different ranges between 0-14 and different sensitivities from 0.2 to 1.0 pH units. Other features include: Non-bleeding indicator dyes - no sample contamination Optimized colour scale - easy pH-measu...

Visual Test Kits
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VISOCOLOR - Visual Test Kits

Visual test kits are a cheap, quick and easy way to test for different parameters in water samples. The VISOCOLOR range from Macherey-Nagel are a range of visual colorimetric and titrimetric test kits. The Range includes VISOCOLOR alpha, ECO and HE. To help you find which kits are best suited for your needs the differences and benefits of each are detailed below. Titrimetric Test Kits A ...

Measuring chlorine in water
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Measuring high levels of free chlorine in water

Measuring high levels of free chlorine can be problematic; Colorimeters used to test free chlorine are based on a colour change test; The DPD 1 (N,N-diethyl-p-phenylenediamine) method for residual chlorine was first introduced by Palin in 1957. Over the years it has become the most widely used method for determining free chlorine in water and wastewater. Hach introduced its first Chlorine te...

Quantofix Test Strips
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Quantofix test strips for water testing - quick, easy and accurate

QUANTOFIX® test strips are semi-quantitative in nature. They meet the most important requirements of rapid test strips and are used widely in water testing as an economical way of testing for common water quality parameters like chlorine, ammonium, water hardness and phosphate. Rapid Most of the QUANTOFIX® test strips can be carried out in 10-120 seconds. That makes the application ver...
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What are the options for testing free chlorine when superchlorinating fresh produce?

When fresh produce like salad products are processed, the disinfection is often performed by adding hypochlorite solution to the wash water. Several standards state this must be maintained at 50mg/L or greater concentration - a very high level in terms of measurement for quality control. Palintest offer two methods which are able to detect chlorine at such high levels for ongoing quality ...
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Detecting water in solvents, petrol or in building maintenance - Waterfinder or Watesmo?

Macherey Nagel have added a new test paper to their range - the Waterfinder test paper detects the presence of water with a clear, visible colour change. The principle of the test is very similar to their existing Watesmo test paper - so how can you choose which is best for your application? [caption id="attachment_8817" align="aligncenter" width="603"] How can you choose between Watesmo ...

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A quick test for correct pasteurisation in milk

Pasteurisation (or pasteurization) is used in a range of liquid food and drink products to kill bacteria, making it less quick to spoil. In milk this process is especially important - a recent study by the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) in the USA showed that the risk of a disease outbreak was 150x greater from unpasteurized or "raw" milk than pasteurized milk. [caption id="attachment_8...

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New Quantofix rapid test for nitrate

Macherey Nagel has recently launched a new Quantofix test for Nitrate which measure below 100ppm. This simple test is suitable for a range of applications including the detection of nitrate content in whey. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="200"] Quantofix Nitrate[/caption] This test strip is for the fast and reliable determination of nitrate in whey and aqueous solutions. The ...
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Machery Nagel Ozone test strips

Machery nagel  OZONE test strips are designed for quick, convenient and reliable onsite ozone testing. The easy procedure yields accurate testing results within 10 minutes. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Machery Nagel Ozone test strips[/caption] Ozone is a colourless toxic gas. It is irritating to eyes and mucous membranes and can cause respiratory complaints. With ozone ...
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Quantofix® Test Strips - Rapid, Convenient, Precise

Quantofix test strips are modern,convenient and useful at the point of interest. Sometimes the requirement for fully quantitative results is not needed, and the results obtained from test strips is the most convenient way to measure an analyte given the  constraints worked in. Machery Nagel has a wealth of expertise in the rapid testing arena, and offers many platforms to the end user: ...
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