Industrial Test Systems, Inc. (ITS) announces a new, USEPA 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.
About Industrial Test Systems, Inc. :
Industrial Test Systems, Inc. , (ITS) established in 1989, is a leading manufacturer of instruments and chemistries designed to test water quality parameters. ITS services industries such as municipal water treatment, food & beverage, trucking & automotive, pond & aquarium, pool & spa, educational, and medical diagnostics. ITS developed over 70 tests and proprietary chemistry many covered by our U.S. Patents and ETV/USEPA performance verified tests. ITS developed the first and only USEPA approved test strip.