Aquagenx GEL EC Kit


Quantifies Colony Forming Units (CFU) of E. coli in 100 mL

CFU Test Results in the Field Without Membrane Filtration Equipment

 

 

Rapid and Robust E. coli Water Quality Test Kits CFU/100 mL

Features of GEL EC Kit

  • No electricity, lab, cold chain or expensive, complicated equipment required
  • Designed for on-site field testing in low resource, rural, remote and disaster/emergency areas
  • Simple and easy to use
  • Blue/Blue-Purple E. coli colonies easy to identify and count
  • Upper detection limit for drinking water is 200-300 CFU of E. coli
  • Ambient temperature incubation at 25° Celsius and above
  • Ambient temperature test results in 20-48 hours
  • Works at variable temperatures, constant temperature control not required
  • Two-year shelf life of growth medium
  • Compact and lightweight, small number of consumables
  • Meets World Health Organization Guidelines for Drinking Water Quality
  • MPN Kits used to test surface waters and wastewater with Dilutions 

Excellent in Independent Evaluation

The World Health Organization and UNICEF engaged KWR Laboratory in The Netherlands to evaluate the Aquagenx® GEL EC CFU Kit as part of their Rapid Water Quality Testing project. The GEL Kit was evaluated against reference method IDEXX Colilert Quanti-Tray 2000, a lab-dependent test designed for testing wastewater and surface waters. Colilert Quanti-Tray 2000 has 96 wells that can quantify up to 2419 MPN of E. coli/100 mL.

Despite the difference in sensitivity between the two tests for very high concentrations of bacteria, our GEL EC Kit performs extremely well and compares favorably against Colilert Quantity 2000 in lower ranges of bacteria levels relevant to drinking water testing and quality.

Furthermore, our GEL test provides precise colony counts of target bacteria, unlike IDEXX Colilert, which estimates bacteria concentration based on numbers of positive and negative wells and lacks the precision of colony counts. The GEL EC CFU Kit also receives high marks for usability.

Image: GEL EC CFU Kit 50-Pack

Image: GEL test blue E. coli colonies

GEL EC CFU Kit 25-Pack

Product Number: GEL-EC-CFU-25
25 samples

Kit contains:
25 Aquagenx GEL E. coli powder growth medium
25 SmartGel powder packs 
25 100 mL Stand-Up Whirl-Pak® Thio-Bags
25 reclosable plastic GEL bags

GEL EC CFU Kit 50-Pack

Product Number: GEL-EC-CFU-50
50 samples

Kit contains:
50 Aquagenx GEL E. coli powder growth medium
50 SmartGel powder growth medium packs
50 100 mL Stand-Up Whirl-Pak® Thio-Bags
50 reclosable plastic GEL bags

GEL EC CFU Kit 100-Pack

Product Number: GEL-EC-CFU-100
100 samples

Kit contains:
100 Aquagenx GEL E. coli powder growth medium
100 SmartGel powder growth medium packs
100 100 mL Stand-Up Whirl-Pak® Thio-Bags
100 reclosable plastic GEL bags