On-Site Testing In Low Resources Areas



No labs, electricity or expensive equipment needed



Simplify Water Quality Monitoring

Anyone with little training can open the CBT Kit box and run tests no matter where they are. The CBT Kit’s simplicity enables water sources to be regularly monitored for quality to ensure water remains safe to drink over time.

Microbiological Water Quality Test Kit

The Aquagenx CBT Kit is ideal for water quality testing in any low resource, rural or disaster/emergency area. Its simplicity and portability remove barriers to on-site water quality monitoring:


  • Compact and lightweight
  • Anyone can use with little training
  • No electricity, labs, cold chain, expensive equipment, specialized technicians required
  • Works at variable temperatures, constant temperature control not required
  • Ambient temperature incubation at 25° Celsius and above
  • Test results in 24-48 hours depending on ambient temperature
  • Most Probable Number (MPN) of bacteria in 100 mL sample
  • CBT E. coli Kit meets World Health Organization (WHO) Guidelines for Drinking Water Quality

Cost Effective and Value Laden

  • Generates MPN test results in low resource, remote locations without needing resources
  • Eliminates need for complex testing methods that require intensive training
  • Eliminates need for constant temperature control in an incubator that might be electricity dependent
  • Eliminates need for laboratories
  • Eliminates costs for electricity, cold chain, sample transportation, labs, specialized technicians
  • Removes requirements for supporting equipment or materials that are difficult to use in the field
  • Removes need to clean and sterilize reusable testing components
  • Reduces test waste

Make Informed Decisions

The CBT Kit generates easy-to-score, color-change test results. Our Most Probable Number (MPN) Table includes both the MPN value and Upper 95% Confidence Level. This data provides a diagnostic analysis of water samples in a health risk framework so you can make informed decisions about water safety.

Excellent Educational Tool

The CBT is a microbiological water quality test kit that is used in numerous countries around the world in a wide range of low resource conditions. Tested extensively by independent  parties against gold standard testing methods in the lab and field, the CBT gives comparable results when compared to more complicated, expensive and less portable tests. Our customers continuously affirm the value of using CBT Kits in-the-field.

Aquagenx Products for SDG 6

The CBT Kit’s speed, convenience and quantitative test results add value to water quality investigations and validate projects and programs. It is simple to use on-site in remote locations, and its color-change test results are an excellent way of raising water quality awareness for local communities.

Stuart Bryan

Australian Red Cross