Compared to other current testing methods, KwikCount™ MF EC massively decreases the amount of time needed to not only detect the presence of E. coli, but also the number of colonies.
- EPA Approved for beach waters
- Results in as little as 7 hours under long-wave UV light
- Extremely accurate and easy to understand results
- Free technical support on any step of the process
- 1 bottle has enough media for 10 tests
- E. coli will show up as fluorescent dots only visible under UV light
How It Works
KwikCount works similar to other membrane filter (MF) media, following the standard methodology using a membrane filtration device. However, unlike other membrane filter mediums, KwikCount results can be read in 7-10 hours of incubation at 41±0.5°C under long-wave UV light.
After incubating for 7-10 hours you will not be able to see the presence of any colonies in normal light, but this does not mean your sample is absent of E. coli. To check for the presence of E. coli at this time, you need to look at the plate under long-wave UV light. If E. coli is present, the individual E. coli colonies will fluoresce, making them incredibly easy to distinguish and count. These fluorescent dots will continue to grow in size and color intensity with up to 10 hours of incubation.
To enumerate, simply count the number of visible colonies (CFUs). For more detailed documentation and instructions, please see the PDFs below. Remember, we offer free technical support on any stage of the process and would be happy to instruct and advise you.
Technical Step-by-Step Instructions: View PDF document
Why KwikCount™ MF EC is Better Than Competing Products
Compared to other current testing methods, KwikCount astronomically decreases the time required for E. coli detection and enumeration. Not only is it faster, KwikCount is also extremely easy to read. Simply count the number of fluorescent dots while viewing your filter under UV light.
Additional Equipment Needed
Colichrome MF EC is a membrane filtration medium that requires the standard equipment for any membrane filtration process. If you’re looking for a method of detecting E.coli, but do not have the standard equipment, you might be more interested in our self-contained R-CARD® testing method that requires minimal additional equipment.
- Sterile pipettes
- Petri dishes
- Membranes Filters
- Vacuum pump or equivalent
- Long-wave UV Light
- Food & Beverage
- Environmental Monitoring
- Municipal & Environmental Water
- Cosmetics & Personal Care Manufacturing
Why Choose Roth Bioscience?
Dr. Jonathan Roth is one of the most well-known names in microbiology and bacteria testing. He was the first to develop testing methods to use enzyme substrates for producing different colors to distinguish different types of bacteria. Roth Bioscience is still run by Dr. Roth, who continues to offer some of the most revolutionary innovations in the industry.