Will the BART™ Test for Sulfate-Reducing Bacteria (SRB) and Heterotrophic Aerobic Bacteria (HAB) work in saline water conditions?

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Document ID TE2828

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Published Date 07/24/2018
Question
Will the BART™ Test for Sulfate-Reducing Bacteria (SRB) and Heterotrophic Aerobic Bacteria (HAB) work in saline water conditions?
Summary
 BART™ Test for Sulfate-Reducing Bacteria and Heterotrophic Aerobic Bacteria in saline conditions
Answer
The  BART™ Test for Sulfate-Reducing Bacteria (SRB) will work under any saline conditions.

The  BART™ Test for Heterotrophic Aerobic Bacteria (HAB) will work in saline samples, but the blue color will not be as developed. To help with this, one can add a few drops of sterile distilled water to dissolve the methylene blue indicator in the cap.
 

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