Micro Tester Pro DIY water testing kits come complete to run 8 or 30 tests. They are based on our unique sterile, vacuumed sealed self-filling glass ampoule with pre-measured, pre-mixed reagents. The biological tests measure both presence/absence and microbial activity by observing ampoule color changes over time. These tests will show high microbial levels in as little as 4 hours and run their course in 24 hours. Test results can be automated by utilizing our Incubator/Autoanalyzer instrument which offers incubation control, determination of end of test, and CFU count LED display. Chemical tests offer results in 2-10 minutes, depending on the test.
A multipurpose microbial test that indicates presence/absence and activity of any/all aerobic and facultative bacteria, fungi and yeast. This test will show the presence of Coliform, E-coli, Campylobacter, Listeria and others, non-specifically.
Coliform is an EPA Primary Regulation for drinking water. The presence of Coliform bacteria suggests that other bacteria, perhaps pathogens, may be present.
A bacteria that can cause mild to extreme illness, E-coli is a type of Fecal Coliform. This water test requires the use of UV (black) light to observe results.
Micro Tester Pro – water testing kits can be automated when used in conjunction with our Autoanalyzer – QC Bacteria Growth Analysis System. The QC Bacteria Growth Analysis System offers: Dual channel digital outputs for each test reading (microbial respiration and cell mass) which eliminate chemical false positives. Eliminates traditional times for test incubation.
High ammonia levels are toxic to fish and aquatic invertebrates. Municipal water supplies sometimes have high levels of ammonia when it is to help control bacteria.
An EPA Primary Regulation, Chlorine is toxic and is used as a disinfectant for bacteria in water.
Hard water contributes to scale formation and excessive soap consumption.
An EPA Secondary Regulation, the Iron recommended limit is based on taste and appearance (staining) rather than a health hazard. Shallow wells are prone to iron problems.
Phosphates serve as a nutrient for algae and high levels are responsible for “Blooms” that clog outdoor streams and indoor plumbing.
An EPA Secondary Regulation, high Zinc levels can cause health problems, especially to new and unborn children. Found in fertilizers, wastewater effluents and household plumbing.
Using as a DIY Water Testing Sampler:
If the Micro Tester Pro is kept at a cool temperature, biological growth will be delayed until the water sample is brought to a proper incubation temperature. This feature can be used in the field to take a test sample at a site and perform analysis later at another location. Also, if a positive result is observed, the water sample can be refrigerated and sent to a lab for further water analysis, biological or chemical.
Test Kit Contents: Each test kit comes in a box equipped for 8 or 30 stand-alone tests.
Test Shelf Life: 4+ Years
Test Sample Retains: 7.5 ml