Can m-ColiBlue24® be used to test for total coliforms and fecal coliforms?

Document ID

Document ID TE342

Version

Version 4.0

Status

Status Published

Published Date

Published Date 05/03/2018
Question
Can m-ColiBlue24® be used to test for total coliforms and fecal coliforms?
Summary
Using m-ColiBlue24® for testing total and fecal coliforms.
Answer
The m-ColiBlue24® test shows positive results for total coliforms and E. coli. While E. coli results may be the best coliform indicator of fecal contamination, m-ColiBlue24® media cannot be used for testing of all fecal coliforms. Use m-FC broth when you are required to test fecal coliforms.

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