No other commercially available microbial water test kit provides the same convenience, simplicity and portability of the CBT Kit for a variety of applications:
- Portable – compact and lightweight
- Simple – anyone can use with little training
- Convenient – no electricity, labs, cold chain, specialized technicians required
- Self-contained – includes all supplies and built-in decontamination
Removes Barriers to Ongoing Water Quality Monitoring
All the investment in the world to improve water access does not help if water is not regularly monitored for quality to ensure it remains safe to drink and to teach populations to adapt behaviors that keep water uncontaminated.
Just because water looks clean does not mean it is safe to drink and does not guarantee water is free of bacteria that causes illness, disease and death. If you need to know water is truly safe to drink, the CBT is the test you need.
- Meets World Health Organization recommended sample size and indicator organism for water quality testing with 100 mL sample for E. coli
- Completes testing in a few simple steps
- Generates easy-to-score, visual, color change results
- Works in-the-field and on-site in low resource and disaster settings
- Enables ambient incubation between 25-44°C
- Provides complete supplies and built-in decontamination
Cost Effective and Value Laden
- Eliminates costs for electricity, cold chain, sample transportation, lab sample analysis, specialized technicians
- Removes requirements for supporting equipment or materials
- Removes need to clean and sterilize reusable testing components
- Reduces test waste for decontamination and disposal
- Allows individuals and communities to make informed decisions about water safety and quality
Validated Around the World
The CBT is used in numerous countries in a wide range of conditions, including low resource settings without electricity or cold chain, difficult terrain and little-to-no infrastructure.
Tested extensively by independent parties against other standard testing methods, the CBT gives results on par with more complicated, expensive and less portable tests.
Our customers have used tens of thousands of CBTs in-the-field where they obtain similar, successful results.