Same Shift Coliform Results for Food, Water and Environmental Samples
MicroSnap Coliform is specifically designed to detect Coliforms in less than 8 hours. The test uses a novel bioluminogenic reaction that generates light when enzyems that are characterist of Coliform bacteria react with specialised substrates. The light generating signal is then quantified in the EnSURE Luminometer. Results are available in 8 hours or less, depending on the required level of detection. Single figure organisms can be detected in 8hours, delivering results in the same working day or shift.
The test consists of an enrichment device containing a specific growth medium and a detection device containing a bioluminogenic substrate in which the detection reaction is measured using an Hygiena Luminometer.
In Step 1 (enrichment), the sample is incubated in growth media in order to increase the number of bacteria. As the number of bacteria increase, more of the diagnostic enzymes are created (beta-galactosidase and beta-glucuronidase) which are required for the bioluminogenic reaction. Incubation time of a sample is determined by the level of sensitivity required.
After incubation, a small amount of sample is transferred to the detection device. In Step 2, a detection device is activated and incubated for 10 minutes. At this time, a specific substrate reacts with diagnostic enzymes to product light. Light is measured in a luminometer in seconds. Light output is directly proportional to initial starting inoculum.
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Product Code: HG-MS1-CEC MicroSnap Coliform Enrichment Swabs Pack of 100
Product Code: HG-MS2-Coliform MicroSnap Coliform Detection Device Pack of 100
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