MC Media Sheet E.Coli / Coliform

Supplier: Merck (view all products)

Escherichia Coli and Coliforms are detected as indigo/purple and blue/green coloured colonies simultaneously.

Chromogenic substrates for B-glucuronidase and b-galactosidase indicate E.Coli and Coliforms respectively.

*EColi 0157 is detected as coliforms because of lack of B-glucuronidase.

Culture condition 35C, 24 hours

The MC-Media Pad® E.coli and Coliforms is designed for convenient and rapid routine testing of microbial contaminations in your food and beverage products or environmental monitoring. The pads are coated with a growth medium and chromogenic substrates for specific detection allowing faster results and improved readout. When the sample is applied, the liquid spreads evenly on the pad by capillary action. No additional working steps are required, improving the workflow and reducing the risk of contamination. The transparent cover film can be easily opened and closed with one hand, and the color coding ensures that you can always pick the right one at a glance. MC-Media Pads® comply with international standards (AOAC, MicroVal) and are quality controlled with strain selection according to ISO 11133.

Benefits of MC-Media Pad:

  • Save space in your fridge and incubator with these stackable Media Pads
  • Go green & gain: reduce your environmental impact by reducing use of plastic petri dishes
  • Improve your inventory management with a shelf-life of up to 36 months
  • Comply with international regulations (AOAC-PTM, ISO, Microval)
  • No spreading device required – uses capillary action


E. coli & coliforms, yeasts & molds, or for rapid aerobic counts. MC-Media Pad Rapid Aerobic Count (RAC), MC-Media Pad Coliform, MC-Media Pad E. coli & Coliform and MC-Media Pad Yeast & Mold have all received certification from the AOAC Research Institute as Performance Tested Methods℠.