The Bacterial Contamination Screening luminometer (LB01) is a hand held device for measuring luminescence. The luminometer is a Lumitester PD-10 portable instrument from Kikkoman Corporation. The lumimeter is provided with 2 AA (or R6) alkaline batteries for on-site bacterial contamination concerns or an AC adaptor for in-house screening. The luminometer can be connected to computers or printers for quick and easy data transfer.
A Direct Test - The direct test measures the total amount of ATP in the water sample.
A Membrane Filter Test - The membrane test measures the ATP activity from only the living bacteria present in the water samples. The membrane filter test eliminates all of the intra and extracellular ATP from other biota and biological residues.
The Bacterial Contamination Screening kit is suited for a variety of analyses such as microbial contamination of surface and groundwater, routine microbial screening of drinking waters, swimming pools and aqua culture tanks as well as various kinds of bacteriological water treatments.
For a review of the full protocol for the bacterial screening kit including use of luminometer, please click here.