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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. Results are available in 8 hours or less, depending upon required level of detection. Single figure organisms can be detected in 8 hours, enabling MicroSnap to give results in the same working day or shift.  

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A new light on microbial detection.

MicroSnap is a rapid bioluminogenic test method for the detection and enumeration of bacteria, giving actionable test results in less than 8 hours. 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.

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 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).



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 results in less than 8 hours. 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




Same-shift results.

The entire MicroSnap test process is complete in less than 8 hours. 


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Sample is collected and enriched at the beginning of the shift and incubated for 8 hours.


Sample is collected and enriched at the beginning of the shift and incubated for 6 hours.

Custom Applications

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


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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  • Result in 6 hours for enumeration - quantitative results (CFU counts)
  • Results in 8 hours for presence/absence - qualitative results
  • 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
  • Detects down to 1-10 CFU in 8 hours
  • 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