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BD Difco™ Chromogenic Dehydrated Culture Media: Modified mTEC Agar

Culture media tests water for the presence of E.coli with membrane filtration method

Manufacturer: bd  214884

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Catalog No. B14884

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Description & Specifications


Certifications/Compliance US, EPA
Color Light Beige
For Use With (Application) The chromogenic detection and enumeration of thermotolerant Escherichia coli in Water by the membrane filtration technique
Format Solid
Manufacturing Origin United States
Media Format No. 3 Proteose Peptone 5g/L, Yeast extract 3g/L, Lactose 10g/L, Sodium Chloride 7.5g/L, Dipotassium Phosphate 3.3g/L, Monopotassium Phosphate 1g/L, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate 0.2g/L, Sodium Desoxycholate 0.1g/L, 5-Bromo-6-chloro-3-indolyl-beta-D-glucuronide 0.5g/L, Agar 15g/L
Media Type Modified m TEC Agar
Packaging Bottle
Quantity 100g
Shelf Life 730 Days
Storage Requirements 2-25°C

Detects degree of water quality deterioration in drinking distribution system enumerates, and monitors the progress in remediation. Provides precise and quantifiable results; also less time consuming and costly than other techniques.

  • Any colonies present will exhibit red or magenta color within 24 hours of the test
  • Conforms to EPA Method 1603