E. coli/ Coliforms

Fast and specific detection of Escherichia coli and coliform bacteria

Item Number: 01230008

Lab analysis: detection of E.coli and coliform bacteria

Analysis of the sample for the presence of coliform bacteria and especially Escherichia coli.

Results will be provided within 3 working days after sample receipt, in case of readily enriched samples or grown colonies by the next working day.

Qualitative or quantitative detection?

Which method is applied?
The reliable VIT® gene probe technology.

Which requirements are important?
Product and raw material samples:                                                            

  • beer, wine, juices & soft drinks, minimum 100 ml
  • juice concentrates, minimum 25 ml
  • powder, minimum 10 g
  • water samples (e.g. soda, rinsing water etc.), minimum 150 ml

Pre-enriched samples:

  • Pre-enriched bouillons (10 ml) or agar plates with colonies: this allows a shorter time-to-result.


For an analysis of your samples directly on site we recommend our test kit VIT® E.coli/Coliforms.

Identical microscopic image: phase contrast (left), coliform cells shine red (center), E. coli specifically green (right) after analysis with gene probe technology.
Identical microscopic image after VIT® anlysis: phase contrast, coliform cells shine red, E. coli specifically green.


  • specific detection of coliform bacteria and Escherichia coli
  • declaration of both parameter
  • detection of living bacteria exclusively
  • short operational time
  • highest specificity