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MicroSnap™ Coliform is a rapid test for detection and enumeration of Coliform bacteria. The test uses a novel bioluminogenic test reaction that generates light when enzymes that are characteristic of Coliform bacteria react with specialized substrates to produce light. The light generating signal is then quantified in the EnSURE™ luminometer. Depending on the required level of detection, MicroSnap Coliform is able to give results in the same day.

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Rapid results where you need them most.  

Raw Material Tests

Screen for microbiological contamination before materials go into processing.

Plant Environmental Monitoring

Test environmental surfaces and equipment for same-day bacterial results of plant hygiene.

Finished Product Testing

Verify microorganism levels sooner for quicker release and better quality assurance.

A new light on microbial detection.

MicroSnap is a rapid bioluminogenic test method for the detection and enumeration of bacteria, giving actionable same-day test results. The MicroSnap test platform consists of an Enrichment Device containing a specific growth medium and a Detection Device containing a bioluminogenic (light-producing) substrate. When MicroSnap detects the specific microorganism, light is emitted and measured with Hygiena’s EnSURE luminometer. Results are stored and tracked with Hygiena’s complimentary SureTrend software for further data analysis and trending.

New! Enhanced Broths

Enhanced Nutrient & EB Broths are one enrichment media for three MicroSnap detection tests. Just add 1mL of sample to the 9mL volume and incubate!

Enhanced Nutrient Broth is compatible with:

Enhanced EB Broth is compatible with:

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Flexible for filterable samples.

Testing a large-volume liquid sample for Coliforms? MicroSnap Coliform & E. coli Enrichment Broth is available in a 2mL vial for use with filtered samples, delivering same-day results. Earlier results mean held product can be released sooner, drastically cutting inventory and warehouse costs for beverage processors. 

The method is AOAC approved and validated against the EPA method. Download the brochure to learn more: MicroSnap Enrichment Broth 2mL for Large Volume Filterable Liquid Testing




No more counting colonies.


Colony Forming Units 

Traditional plating methods utilize colony counting techniques to determine CFU levels. MicroSnap technology derives equivalent CFU values using light detection.



Relative Light Units

EnSURE displays measurements in relative light units (RLU’s). The RLU number is correlated to colony forming units (CFU’s).

Same-day results.

The entire MicroSnap test process is complete in the same day. 



Sample is collected and enriched at the beginning of the shift and incubated.


Sample is collected and enriched at the beginning of the shift and incubated.

Custom Applications

Faster results for higher detection limits. Contact us for instructions for your specific application. 

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Microbiology in a snap.

MicroSnap's efficient design makes microorganism testing easier than ever. Each device's patented Snap-Valve™ holds a precise amount of specific enrichment broth, ready to be used for either product or surface samples. Within the enrichment device is a built-in pipette, enabling convenient and efficient transfer of enriched sample to the detection device. 

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Additional Benefits 

Reduce Materials


No serial dilutions to make.


Fewer replicates required.

Eliminate Lab Costs


Reduce lab fees.


No expensive overnight shipping.

Reduce Inventory Costs


Shorter product hold time.


Less inventory in warehouse.


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  • Pass / Fail result at required detection levels are easy to understand
  • Equivalent results to other culturing methods
  • No specific sample preparation required
  • Independently validated



  • Applications: environmental and product testing
  • Built-in pipette for easy sample transfer
  • Snap-Valve™ technology - snap & squeeze
  • Write-on swab label
  • MicroSnap Coliform detects:
    • E. coli 
    • Klebsiella
    • Citrobacter
    • Enterobacter

Catalog No.

Catalog No Description Qty
MS1-CEC           Coliform & E. coli Enrichment Device 100
MS1-CEC-BROTH-2ML    Coliform & E. coli Enrichment Broth (2ml)   100
MS2-COLIFORM MicroSnap Coliform Detection Device  100
MS2-ECOLI MicroSnap E. coli Detection Device 100