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Simplex Health Water Bacteria Test with E.coli detectionSimplex Health Water Bacteria Test with E.coli detection

SimplexHealth Water Bacteria Test with E.coli detection

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This easy-to-use water bacteria test, can be used to check the presence of coliform bacteria with simultaneous E.coli detection. Coliform bacteria are a commonly used 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
  • 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/ml. Should the result be positive, then the presence of E.coli can be detected using a UV light*.

*a blacklight with a wavelength of 365 is recommended , ie. the NVF-4 blacklight

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 coliform cult mug, instructions for use

Sensitivity: 1 cfu/ml

Indicator: Presence / Absence

Test time: 24 hours to 48 hours (depending on temperature at time of test)

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

  1. Fill mug with 100ml of water sample to be tested and securely recap bottle.
  2. Shake the mug until all media is dissolved, solution should be clear yellow.
  3. Incubate for 24 hours or 48 hours, depending on temperature.
  4. After incubation time, observe the colour of the sample: a. clear yellow = negative for coliforms; b. blue-green = positive for coliforms
  5. E.coli confirmation: shine a blacklight from the bottom of the sample: no fluorescence = negative for E.coli; blue fluorescence = positive for E.coli*
  6. Dispose of water sample safely

*a blacklight with a wavelength of 365 is recommended , ie. the NVF-4 blacklight


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.

Ref: 1007 Stock Status: 14 Units in Stock Manufactured by: SimplexHealth

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Product Reviews
5 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5 stars Thursday 20 April, 2017 By CSP
Good test kit but it's good to know that you need a UV light to check results for E-Coli!
5 out of 5 stars Sunday 18 December, 2016 By C Wilson
This is an excellent product at a very reasonable price. The test kit is easy to use but there are two points that are worth considering prior to purchase;

The test kit is based on a culture being developed over a period of time and the sample must be kept in a constant temperature environment of between 25-35 degrees celsius. The temperature dictates how long the culture needs to develop before the results are known. I kept my sample in a drying cupboard which is constantly at 30 deg C and took 36 hours before the results could be checked.

The second test for E Coli requires a UV light source so if you don't have one you can purchase this from Amazon for under £10.

All in all a very cheap and reliable test, if used exactly as per the instructions. Thankfully my water tested negative for both tests!
5 out of 5 stars Thursday 03 March, 2016 By BJ
Did the job. Very easy to do.