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Simplex Health Water Bacteria Test - 1 testSimplex Health Water Bacteria Test - 1 testSimplex Health Water Bacteria Test - 1 test

Simplex Health Water Bacteria Test - 1 test

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This easy-to-use water bacteria test, can be used to check the presence of coliform bacteria. Coliform bacteria are commonly used as a bacterial indicator of the sanitary quality of water. Some examples of coliform bacteria include E.coli, serratia, enterobacter, ctirobacter and klebsiella.

  • Easy to use
  • Reliable
  • Low detection level
  • Ideal for on-site and field testing
  • No incubator required, leave in a room at 20-32°C to incubate
  • Ideal to test drinking water for bacteria due to its low detection level

Suitable for: fresh water samples, including water from tanks taps, wells, springs, boreholes, ponds as well as rain water

Bacterial contamination may not be detected by taste, smell or sight. Floods, human or animal waste, like insects, rodents or animals entering a well can be a cause for bacteria. Public water supplies should be regularly tested, but contamination can also happen in the home, ie. in water tanks or bad plumbing. Private water supplies, like wells or springs, should be tested regularly.

Contaminated water may not smell or taste bad, but the presence of even small amounts of some kinds of bacteria can cause anything from upset stomachs to hospital visits. Some waterborne bacteria can even be fatal! Test your water for harmful bacteria with our simple do-it-yourself kit. The bacteria test kit detects total coliform (which is  faecal bacteria for the most part), and is a presence/absence test of 1CFU per 100ml.

A positive result indicates that your water may be contaminated with bacteria that can be harmful to your health or cause disease. It is strongly recommended to investigate this further and avoid consuming the water during that time.

The kit contains: 1 bacteria test with 1 x sterile coliform cult mug, instructions for use

Sensitivity: 1 colony per 100ml

Indicator: Presence / Absence

Test time: 48 hours

How to use (please refer to product for detailed instructions):

  1. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water before and after test.
  2. Carefully remove the bottle cap; do not touch the inside of the cap or bottle opening.
  3. Fill the bottle with water sample to 1.3cm (1/2 inch) before the neck (75% full). DO NOT OVERFILL OR SPILL the bacteria growth media in the bottle.
  4. Securely and tightly replace the cap.
  5. Shake the bottle vigorously for 20 seconds to dissolve the media.
  6. Place closed bottle in a room with a temperature range of 20-32°C (70-90°F).
  7. Leave the bottle undisturbed and away from direct sunlight.
  8. Observe the liquid after 48 hours incubation time: a. purple colour = no harmful bacteria were detected in the sample; b. yellow colour = it is highly likely that harmful coliform bacteria are present.
  9. Dispose of water sample safely

Please note: Store in a cool, dry place (below 15-27°C) and away from excess heat and direct sunlight. No MSDS required. Keep away from children and pets. Avoid contact of test areas on strips with skin & eyes, do not ingest or expose to acids. Please read detailed instructions fully before use.

Please note: that this is a screening test and can not be used to certify water as safe or unsafe for drinking. This test kit provides approximate results ONLY when used in strict accordance with instructions. SimplexHealth expressly disclaims any liability resulting from the use of this product, failure to follow instructions, or reliance of test results. This is not a measuring instrument. Store in a cool, dry (15-27°C) place and away from excess heat and direct sunlight. Wash hands before and after use. Keep away from children and pets. Avoid contact of test areas on strips with skin & eyes, do not ingest or expose to acids. Dispose of used tests responsibly.

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