TST Control Strips

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These TST Control strips are for use with autoclave systems. The TST stands for Time, Steam and Temperature. These are three critical parameter which need to be achieved to guarantee the effectiveness of the sterilisation process. These test strips are chemical indicators and gives instantaneous results. These types of control strips are easy to use and can be used by variety of staff with minimal training. It gives a visual reading of colour change and interpretation of results. You should regularly carry out these indicators in your autoclave to ensure that is working correctly and efficiently.
Availability: In stock
Grouped product items
Product Name Price Qty
TST Control Strips-Strips 3.5min
€25.99 Incl. Tax: €31.97
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126 TST Control Strips-Strips Classic 50 11min
€47.49 Incl. Tax: €58.41
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TST Control Strips-Strips 15min
€22.99 Incl. Tax: €28.28
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These efficiency test strips are ideal for use in autoclave systems and ensuring they are always delivering optimum performance during the preparation process. If your autoclave machine is functioning properly, it can easily mean that your equipment and instruments are not thoroughly clean and ready for use in the tattoo process. If you use these items with a client, you are putting both your own personal health and safety at risk as well as that of the client. It can also mean that you risk cross-contamination between clients, as well as spreading the possible bacteria, infection, viruses and blood borne pathogens throughout the studio. These test strips change colour from yellow to a blue or purple hue when exposed to critical parameters. These strips are available in three different options as well as separate quantities to order. The types we stock include 3.5 min, 11 min and 15 min. They are available in rolls of 50 or 100. By carrying out weekly checks of your autoclave and sterilisation processes, you can have peace of mind that you are doing everything correctly to protect both your staff and the clients that enter your studio.

Standard Parcel Delivery

Standard Delivery across Ireland is normally 2 to 3 working days provided your location is not in an area classed as rural.

Next Day Delivery

Next Day Delivery is available for all orders and free for any order placed with a value of over €250.

Any order delivered to Ireland with a value of under €250 will have a standard delivery charge of €6.99. Next day delivery for Ireland is available for orders under €250 and is charged at €9.99.

Please visit our Delivery Overview page for ireland for more detail.

All orders placed by 6pm (UK time) Monday to Friday will be despatched the same day providing there are no external factors beyond our control*.Orders received on Saturday and Sunday or Public Holidays will be despatched on the next working day.

European & Rest of World Delivery

All European shipments made by UPS and placed by 7pm (UK time) Monday to Friday will be despatched the same dayproviding there are no external factors beyond our control*. Orders received on Saturday and Sunday or Public Holidays will be despatched on the next working day.

Standard European Delivery

Standard European Delivery across the Netherlands, France, Spain, Belgium, Austria & Germany is normally 2 to 3 working days. Standard delivery to Italy is 3-5 working days.

Next Day European Delivery is also available. Please see your delivery options at the checkout.

Next Day Delivery in Denmark, Sweden, Poland and Norway

Next Day Delivery is also available in these countries in the equivalent currency amount for the order value threshold. Certain additional weight factors also apply for Poland and Norway. Please see your delivery options at the checkout for these countries.

Deliveries to rest of the world

Delivery outside of the countries listed above varies depending on the weight and destination but if you require an exact quote see your delivery options at the checkout.

Other important information

Duty Payments

Products delivered to some destinations, mainly outside the EU, may be subject to taxes, fees, levies or other charges, which are imposed by local legislation. The recipient of the product is responsible for these fees, including import duty and customs duty which are generally requested by the carrier. By placing an order you are agreeing to this as a main term and condition.


Certain countries require recipients of our goods to hold relevant licencing. This is the responsibility of the consignee to ensure they have all necessary paperwork to receive their shipment. Should the consignee not be able to provide the required paperwork to local authorities to release the order no refund will be processed.  

Special Products

There are a small number of special products that we do not hold in stock ourselves and order from the manufacturer at the point that you place your order. This is due to specific manufacturer processes. Special products that go through this process are highlighted on our site within their individual product descriptions.

Returns Policy

Barber DTS offer a comprehensive policy for unwanted or damaged goods.  Please go to our Returns Policy page for more details.

*External Factors beyond our control

Please be aware that on occasion due to external delivery factors beyond our control Next Day Delivery cannot be 100% guaranteed.

*Hazardous Substances

Any orders containing restricted or hazardous substances are subject to additional transportation or Civil Aviation authorities’ rules and procedures which may cause a day in despatch and delivery.

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If your order is under €25 in value (before VAT) but exceeds 2 kilograms in packed weight your order must be sent via UPS at an additional cost due to Royal mail restrictions.

Orders delayed at despatch

Sometimes there can be additional factors which means your order needs extra checks and administration before being released. On occasion this can cause a slight delay to despatch. Any orders containing restricted items for instance need extra checking before release. 

Signature upon delivery

All parcels delivered through UPS will require a signature upon receipt of delivery.  Parcels can be delivered anytime between 8.30am and 6.00pm. Timed Deliveries and Saturday deliveries may be available at an extra cost.