Rock Hill, SC (PRWEB) October 1, 2008
Industrial Test Systems, Inc. (ITS) announces a new, EPA compliant method for presence/absence determination of Total Coliforms and E. coli in water - EZ Coliform Cult - MUG Test. Each test consists of a sterilized, ready-to-use 120mL bottle containing a premeasured amount of growth media. To run the test simply add the water sample, cap the bottle and then incubate at 35°C for 24 hours (or 25°C for 48 hours).
The test works by detecting an enzyme produced by coliform bacteria and a specific enzyme produced by E. coli. If coliforms are present, the liquid sample will change from yellow to blue-green in color. If E. coli is present, the sample will glow a bright blue, fluorescent color when illuminated with a UV light (365nm). Alternatively, the presence of E. coli can be confirmed with the addition of Kovac's reagent, which produces a red ring as a biochemical confirmation.
For more information on our new EZ Coliform Cult - MUG test (part number 487197), visit http://www.sensafe.com or call (800) 861-9712.