COLIKAT® RAPID is a fast test to simultaneously detect both total coliforms and Escherichia coli in water samples providing the test’s results within 18 hours. COLIKAT® RAPID is suited for the entire water matrix.

The water samples to be tested are incubated overnight so that they are ready to read early the next day. Therefore COLIKAT® RAPID delivers significant workflow benefits and speed in the event of a contamination issue. The test’s high sensitivity enables early coliform detection in water distribution systems, assisting to help to reduce biofilm buildup and sporadic downstream contamination events. As compared to the alternative conventional method using Chromogenic Coliform Agar (CCA; ISO 9308-1) for detection, COLIKAT® RAPID significantly reduces false alarms created by inaccurate false positive results which give rise to uncertainty and unnecessary expense.

  • Simultaneous detection and quantification of Escherichia coli and total coliforms for the entire water matrix.
  • Sample evaluation after 18 hours.
  • Optimized workflow in your laboratory: The sample evaluation takes place after 18 hours before the reception of next days’ samples.
  • Enumeration of Escherichia coli and coliform bacteria in water samples acc. to EN ISO 9308-2.
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