RAPID'E.coli 2 Agar, dehydrated #3564024



Pkg of 1, 500 g of dehydrated agar broth, enough for 13.5 L of medium

Safety Data Sheet

Safety Data Sheet



Use RAPID'E.coli 2 Agar for Water Testing for the direct enumeration of E. coli and coliforms in water intended for human consumption waste water. RAPID'E.coli 2 Agar uses two chromogenic color reactions, β-D-galactosidase (GAL) and β-D-glucuronidase (GLUC), for the clear identification of E. coli and coliforms.

After rehydration and autoclaving, cool to 47 ± 2°C and add 1.0 ml of RAPID'E.coli 2 Selective Supplement (3555298) per 100 ml agar, prior to pouring plates.

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
  • No confirmation step required


Certified AFNOR Certification as an alternative method to the reference standard EN ISO 9308-1.

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