Hygicult TPC
Hygiene Test

Microbiological surface hygiene monitoring test for indicating the total number of bacteria.

Special features

  • Reliable and accurate
  • Easy to use
  • Fast and user-friendly
  • The results are comparable with results obtained using conventional dish cultivation

The Hygicult culture disk has a culture medium promoting the growth of aerobic total microbes on both sides. Hygicult TPC can also be used immediately after disinfection, because it contains neutralising agents that cancel the effect of the disinfectant. However, it is recommended to perform the measurement on the next day from a dried and unused surface.

Reliable and accurate:
Finnish product that meets stringent quality assurance standards, guaranteeing reliable and repeatable results. The results are comparable with results obtained using conventional dish cultivation.

Easy to use:
The ready-to-use product is pressed against the tested surface, specimen is brushed with a cotton swab, or immersed in liquid. The disk is incubated in room temperature or in an incubator.

Fast and user-friendly:
Easy to take to the sampling site at any time of the day, because sampling does not require any advance preparations. The result can be read 1–5 days after sampling, depending on the incubation temperature.




For self-monitoring in kitchens, for monitoring microbiological cleanliness on surfaces.

Country of manufacture


Package Size Product Code GTIN
1 x 10 pcs 80627 6438115000341

Store Hygicult at room temperature, protected from light, draught and freezing. Expiry date and batch number are marked on the package.

Instructions for use

A specimen is collected by pressing the Hygicult disk directly against the tested surface, by transferring the specimen to the culture medium with a cotton swab or dipping the disk in a fluid.

The disk is incubated at room temperature for three days or at +35–37°C for one day. The result is read by comparing the growth density with a model chart.

Environment and safety

Hygicult has no adverse effects on the tested site; the sampling site can be used normally also after sampling.


Review the instructions for use in the package carefully.

Do not use the product if
- there are colour changes or drying in the culture medium
- the culture medium has separated from the disk
- there is microbial growth in the culture medium

The growth should not be touch because colonies growing on the culture medium may be infective.