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Bacteria Test Kit

  • DIY EPA-based test lets you screen water for bacteria
  • Add water to sample, shake and set aside
  • Test for Ecoli and coil-form bacteria with this reliable kit
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Product Overview

PurTest Bacteria Test is a do-it-yourself EPA based test that allows you to screen your water for dangerous levels of bacteria, Test for Ecoli (Escherichia Coli) and coli form bacteria which if present, indicate the possible existence of harmful bacteria. Add water sample to the test vial that includes the reaction media, shake and set aside. A color change from purple indicates unsafe conditions. Easy, reliable, fast, accurate, convenient. Nothing to mail, everything you need is included in the test. A free test for Nitrates and Nitrites is included with the test.
  • Do-it-yourself screening test for bacteria in drinking water
  • Test for ecoli and coliform bacteria
  • Nothing to mail, results right at home
  • Free test for nitrates and nitrites included

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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
2.5
Product Height (in.)
4.375
Product Width (in.)
7

Details

Biodegradable
No
Child safe
No
Commercial / Residential
Commercial / Residential
Detects/ Tests For
Test for E.coli and coliform bacteria.
Number of Uses
1
Pack Size
1
Returnable
90-Day
Time Until Results
Overnight

Questions & Answers

15Questions23Answers

What is the purpose of the nitrate/nitrite test? Please explain I do not see any info or comments on it

Asked by Longbowelk February 9, 2020
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To test our drinking water(well) for Bactria

Will this test for bacteria on a surface?

Asked by Fannie August 11, 2019
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No I don't believe so....you have to put water in the bottle in which there is a tablet and wait to see if the water turns a specific color. I never checked for a test for surface bacteria but imagine there is probably one out there. Hope that helps.

Will this test beach water for bacterial contaminants?

Asked by flmom October 19, 2018
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No, this is made to test drinking water.

How would the amount of bacteria be measured?

Asked by Curoius September 20, 2018
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It is only a positive or negative result, amounts are not measured. However, if positive then a significant problem exists since the threshold for a positive test is high enough to indicate unsafe water.

How long does it take to show results?

Asked by Lj64 July 10, 2018
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I believe that it takes a minimum of 48 hours for the test to be completed. Read the instructions carefully. I took an handiwipe with alcohol on it and rubbed it over the nozzle of the sink to kill any germs that might be on it....( the professional kit that comes from the town I live in said to do that or to put a lit match on the faucet for a few seconds to kill the germs on it) Next the tube is filled to the line and capped...Don't worry if its slightly overfilled or under filled. Just cap it and put it in a dark cabinet away from sunlight and check it in 48 hours.

What is the shelf life of the unused test kit?

Asked by Phil May 28, 2018
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Shelf life of the bacteria test is 2 years from time of manufacture. Thank you,

Does the test tell you specifically if it found E. coli and/or coliform, or does it simply test for bacteria in general?

Asked by Thomas May 9, 2018
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This test only provides the fact that your have bacteria not the type. To ascertain which type you might be dealing with they have a test available for purchase that includes a special container to a send a sample of your water to the lab for specific testing to provide more on the type of bacteria that might show up in your water sample. I believe it cost around $40.00 to have it lab tested.

Will this test work to determine the presence of E. coli or other harmful bacteria in a red wine?

Asked by Ray September 3, 2017
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Answer

The Purtest UV will kill bacteria in drinking water. Thank you,

Can I get a printout of test for a refinance?

Asked by BW March 16, 2017
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No, it only provides a visual record if there is bacteria....If you need a printout, then you will need to send the water sample to a lab that does water testing.

What is the stuff inside the bottle before you add water?

Asked by Anonymous March 8, 2017
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The powder inside the bacteria test vial is a media used to detect the presence or absence of coliform bacteria.

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.3
    out of 31 reviews
  • 80% recommend this product
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just do not overfill, use teaspoon or eyedropper
great but do not overfill, easy to pour in too much thereby spilling reactant
by angelsurfstyle
5 people found this helpful
I bought this after trying a different brand where purple-vs-yellow...
I bought this after trying a different brand where purple-vs-yellow was the clue, and it was half purple, half yellow. Followed up with this one just to be sure. Very easy to use, good directions, and it has a card with photos and descriptions of at least three things to look for in the sample, which makes it more likely that you will interpret the results correctly, I think. Very happy with the purchase.
by Ruth
Worked very well. Followed instructions and had results as promised. Will definitely purchase again.
Worked very well. Followed instructions and had results as promised. Will definitely purchase again.
by Colleen
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by SAMUEL
It worked as the directions said it would....
It worked as the directions said it would.
by Rusty
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by HomeDepotCustomer
it worked just fine .
it worked just fine .
by dave
5 Star Review
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by Sharon
No problem with conducting the tests with my son for...
No problem with conducting the tests with my son for his science project! Thank you
by HomeDepotCustomer
product worked as stated . Followed directions which are very easy. I tested the water from our k...
product worked as stated . Followed directions which are very easy. I tested the water from our kitchen faucet and it only stayed purple for one day. I bleached my well with a gallon of bleach. After leaving it in for a day I cleared out the system and waited a week before retesting . Test tube stayed purple for 5 days before I threw it out. very satisfied .
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