Product Description

AMT-I-B-003 Rapid Bac E. coli (7 ML)

AMT Rapid Bac E. coli ampoule tests provide fast and accurate diagnostics of E. coli levels in liquid samples, including natural water, industrial water, potable water and liquid food products. Diagnostic reagents are preserved in a self-filling vacuum ampoule with extended shelf-life. Bacterial levels are represented as CFU/mL (colony formation unit per milliliter). Each box includes 30 stand-alone tests.


Escherichia coli is a member of the fecal coliform group of bacteria. The presence of E. coli is indicative of fecal contamination. Feng and Hartman developed a rapid assay for E. coli by incorporating 4-methylumbelliferyl-β-D-glucuronide (MUG) into Lauryl Tryptose Broth. AMT Rapid Bac E. coli test is similarly modified with the addition of MUG. Rapid quantitation and verification may be achieved with the Presence / Absence or Multi Tube Method procedure by inoculating AMT Rapid Bac E. coli test Ampoules with a sample suspected of containing E. coli.