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MicroSnap™ EB is a rapid test for detection and enumeration of Enterobacteriaceae (EB) bacteria. The test uses a novel bioluminogenic test reaction that generates light when enzymes that are characteristic of EB bacteria react with specialized substrates to produce light. The light generating signal is then quantified in the EnSURE™ luminometer. Results are available in 6 - 8 hours, enabling MicroSnap to give results in the same working day or shift.  

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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 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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New! Enhanced EB Broth

Enhanced EB Broth is 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:

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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).

Same-shift results.

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


Sample is collected and enriched at the beginning of the shift and incubated for 6 - 7 hours.


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

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. After activation, the detection device delivers final results immediately, making the total time 8 hours or less. That means less time waiting for lab results or counting plates.

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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.



  • Result in 6 - 7 hours for enumeration - quantitative results (CFU counts)
  • Result 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
  •  Dynamic Range:  0 - 5,000 CFU/mL (surfaces & liquid samples) or 0 - 50,000 CFU/g (product samples)
  •  MicroSnap EB detects:
    • E. coli 
    • Klebsiella
    • Citrobacter
    • Enterobacter
    • Serratia
    • Shigella
    • Salmonella
    • Yersinia

Catalog No.

Catalog No Description Qty
MS1-EB           MicroSnap EB Enrichment Device 100
MS2-EB MicroSnap EB Detection Device  100