RAPID'E.coli 2 Agar, dehydrated #3564024


Assay type Chromogenic media
Organism E. coli, coliforms
Number Description Options
356-4024-MSDS Rapid E. Coli 2 English

Use RAPID'E.coli 2 Agar for the identification and enumeration of generic E. coli and other coliforms in products intended for human or animal consumption, or in environmental samples. RAPID'E.coli 2 Medium uses two chromogenic color reactions, β-D-galactosidase (GAL) and β-D-glucuronidase (GLUC), for the clear identification of E. coli and other coliforms.

Features and Benefits

  • Direct enumeration of E. coli and coliforms on a single plate
  • Coliforms are GAL+/GLUC- and form blue to green colonies
  • E. coli is GAL+/GLUC+ and forms violet to pink colonies
  • Results in 24 hr

Note: There are a few β-D-glucuronidase-negative strains of E. coli, e.g., E. coli O157. Some serovars of Salmonella and a few species of Shigella possess the enzyme β-D glucuronidase (<1.5%).


Certified NF VALIDATION according to the ISO 16140 standard and validated by the AOAC.

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  • RAPID'E.coli 2 Agar is also available as 6 x 100 ml bottles (3555299)

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