m-FC Testing for Fecal Coliform

Aquaplates™ Modified m-FC Agar Media Plates for Fecal Coliform Testing

m-FC agar media plates saves you time and money by having low-priced, sterile, prepared media plates of consistent quality, ready to use that provides you with reporducible and reliable results every time.

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Steps for Fecal Coliform Testing


Step 1. Filter the sample with a sterile cellulosic 0.45 micron filter.

Step 2. With flamed (sterile) tweezers, gently place the filter on the modified m-TEC media plates by placing it on one end rolling it to the other edge.

Step 3. Incubate this plate at 44.5 degrees Celcius for 24 (+/- 2 hours).

Step 4. That's it. You are done!. Simply count the colonies which are blue in color.

An added advantage of these prepared media plates is that it incorporates rosolic acid which discourages growth of competing organisms (e.g. E. coli and non-fecal coliform)

Advantages

Eliminates the hassle of dissolving and preparing agar gel and is a big time saver
Provide reproducible, consistent results every time, saving time and money
Come prepared and sealed in a plastic tube with expiration date clearly stamped on each plate. No need to buy plates with pads, no lights, substrates, or messy vials
Produces easy to see blue colonies
Very economical! Moreover, they also save money by providing consistency and reliability to your test
making the results more reliable
Complete satisfaction guarantee
Two months shelf-life

Resources

Norweco Laboratory article on Membrane Fecal Coliform Test
Article from Virginia Polytechnic Institute on Membrane Fecal Coliform Test

 


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