Coliforms are a group of bacteria used as indicators of water quality. The presence of Coliforms indicates poor quality of drinking water and ice that can cause gastrointestinal diseases. The Ministry of Public Health’s Food Acts No.61 (1981 B.C.) and No.78 (1984 B.c.) specify the limits of Coliforms in drinking water and ice, however, the amount of Coliforms over the limits has still been found. The Department of Medical Sciences has developed a test kit for consumers to self-detect Coliforms in water and ice that can get the result within 24 hours.
Contaminated water and ice with excess amount of Coliforms may be contaminated with food poisoning which can cause diarrhea, vomiting, fever, headache, or even death.
Target sample of Kit for Coliforms in water and ice:
Drinking water, potable water and ice
Sensitive of test kit for Coliforms in water and ice:
Lowest detected amount: 1 colony in 1 milliliter (ml) of water