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


MS Ecoli Detection Horiz 

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


Features & Benefits:


  • Pass / Fail results at required detection levels are easy to understand
  • No specific sample preparation required
  • Numerical Results (CFU to RLU conversion)
  • Can be used for environmental and product testing
  • Fewer replicates required
  • Independently validated
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Detects:  E. coli

Enumeration: 6 Hours

Presence / Absence: 8 Hours


Rapid results where you need them most.


Raw Material

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Raw Material Test

Screen for microbiological contamination before materials go into processing.

  • Prevent contaminated raw materials from entering production
  • Avoid costly hold times that shorten raw material shelf-life
  • Prevent equipment down-time and reduce overtime
  • Move materials 

Plant Environmental Monitoring

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Plant Environmental Monitoring

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

Finished Product Testing

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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.

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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-day results.

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

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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 specific to your 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.



  • Same-day 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
  • MicroSnap E. coli detects Escherichia coli bacteria

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-ECOLI MicroSnap E. coli Detection Device  100
MS2-COLIFORM MicroSnap Coliform Detection Device 100