How does m-ColiBlue24® media work?

Document ID

Document ID TE1001

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Version 2.0

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Status Published

Published Date

Published Date 27/05/2017
Question
How does m-ColiBlue24® media work?
Summary
How m-ColiBlue24® media works
Answer
An enzymatic indicator in the medium causes non-fecal total coliform colonies grown on the m-ColiBlue24® medium to be red, while the E. coli (fecal coliform) colonies are blue. The selectivity of the enzymatic indicator eliminates the need for confirmation. The low false positive and false negative rates allow for the detection of at least 95% of all E. coli.. m-ColiBlue24® Broth enhances the growth rate of coliform bacteria and optimizes the recovery of stressed or injured organisms. Special inhibitors in the medium efficiently minimize the growth of non-coliform bacteria.