Will the SRB and HAB BART testers work in saline water conditions?

Document ID

Document ID TE2828

Version

Version 2.0

Status

Status Published

Published Date

Published Date 27/05/2017
Question
Will the SRB and HAB BART testers work in saline water conditions?
Summary
SRB and HAB BART testers in saline conditions
Answer
The SRB will work under any saline conditions. The aerobic BART-HAB BART will work but the solution will not be the nice blue as it should, to resolve this a few drops of some sterile distilled water may be used to dissolve the methylene blue indicator in the cap.  This will make the tester turn the brilliant blue as per usual.  Other than the change in color, the HAB works as it normally would.