The ColiPlate is a convenient test for quantitative measure of total coliforms and E. Coli bacterai. The test is designed to meet regulatory guidelines and quantifies density of target bacterai, coliforms and E.col ranging from 5 to 5,000 colony forming-units (cfu) per 100ml sample without dilutions.
Moniftoring suface and drinking water for dangerous bacteria is needed to prevent illness or disease. As it is not practical or technically feasible to moniftor for all bacterial pathogens in our water, the microbiological quality of drinking water is evaluated based on indicator organisms such as total coliforms and E.coli.
E.coli is a type of coliform bacteria and is found in the intestines of warm-blooded animals, including humans. Most bacterial strains of E.coli are not harmful to humans and in fact help digest essential nutrients in our digestive systems. Some strains of E.coli bacteria however can cause severe cramps, diarrhea and in extreme cases, even death.
The Bacterial Contamination ColiPlate is a 96 well microplate kit which has been shown to be equally sensitive or superior to the standard membrane filter technique whas has become the estaablished standard internationally. The ColiPlate offers a low cost alternative including increased sensitivity and a very simple procedure. As the bacterail screening microplate contains all reagents required to indicate the presensce of colony forming bacteria and E.coli, all that is required is sample waters and incubation of the ColiPlate.
The presence of any strain of E.coli in waters is a strong indication of recent sewage or animal water contamination. As with coliforms, the presence of any strain of E.coli indicates other harmful strains or other organisms could be present and could pose a threat to human health.
The ColiPlate Bacterial Screening kit is a convenient test for quantitative measure of total coliforms and E. Coli bacteria. The test is designed to meet regulatory guidelines for surface water, recreational water, processing water and wastewater.
The Coliplates are sold in packages of 8 micro-plates per box set
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Above shows the ColiPlate when tested with different waters containing E.coli and Coliforms
The blue/green colour shows the presents of coliforms in the sample, where the fluorescence indicates the presents of E.coli.