Modified m-TEC Testing for E. coli

Aquaplates™ Modified m-TEC Agar Media Plates for E. coli Testing According to EPA method 1603

Testing for E. coli just got a lot easier with these economical agar coated plates. This is a one-step process and is a significant improvement over the m-TEC Process and is in accordance with US EPA approved method 1603.

Modified m-TEC 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 Modified m-TEC Testing
(See slide presentation of the method)

Step 1. Filter the sample with a sterile cellulosic 0.45 micron filter as per EPA method 1603.

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. (see pdf slide presentation)

Step 3. Incubate this plate first at 35 degrees Celcius for two hours to resuscitate stress microorganisms and then at 44.5 degrees Celcius for 22 (+/- 2 hours).

Step 4. That's it. You are done!. Simply count the dark / red magenta colonies.

(See slide presentation of the method)


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
Improved chromogen system in modified m-TEC, give easy to see red or magenta color to E. coli colonies
At around $1.41-$1.58 per plate (depending on quantities), they are 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

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