HygieneChek CHROMagar E. coli/Coliforms

$206.00 (ex GST)

HygieneChek CHROMagar E. coli/Coliforms

Romer Labs offers HygieneChek™ dip slides which are an easy-to-use, reliable and economic microbiological testing system. They are a double-sided agar paddle which is used to detect and identify various microorganisms commonly found in food preparation areas, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.

HygieneChek CHROMagar E. coli/Coliforms is a CHROMagar for Enterobacteriaceae with ß-glucuronidase-indicator and Violet Red Bile agar dip slide which can be used in the quality control and food industries for the detection and enumeration of coliforms. The only requirement for the cultivation of bacteria on the HygieneChek dip slide is an incubator.

Coliforms are a group of gram-negative, rod shaped bacteria which can ferment lactose. The most common member of the coliform family, Escherichia coli, is commonly used as an indicator for the presence of faecal contamination.  Gram positive bacteria is typically inhibited on Violet Red Bile agar.

The E. coli CHROMagar is also selective for gram negative bacteria, with a colour indicator for Escherichia coli, turning it a different colour, compared to other gram negative bacteria on the strip. This makes identification easier than on other agar types.


Storage: cool, dry, keep out of direct sunlight, storage temperature 2-15°C

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Medium Incubation Time First reading of results after Final results after
Total Count 30-35°C 24 hours 48 hours
TTC Total Count 30-35°C 48 hours 72 hours
Coliforms 35-37°C 24 hours 48 hours
Enterobacteriaceae 35-37°C 24 hours 48 hours
Lactic Acid Bacteria 30°C 24 hours 48 hours
Yeasts & Moulds 20-30°C 48 hours 120 hours
Staphylococcus 35-37°C 24 hours 36 hours
ALOA Listeria 35-37°C 24 hours 48 hours
CHROMagar Salmonella 35-37°C 24 hours 48 hours
CHROMagar E. coli 35-37°C 24 hours 48 hours
CHROMagar S. aureus 35-37°C 24 hours


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