Evaluation of Colilert-18 for detection of coliforms and Eschericha coli in subtropical freshwater.

@article{Chao2004EvaluationOC,
  title={Evaluation of Colilert-18 for detection of coliforms and Eschericha coli in subtropical freshwater.},
  author={Kuo-Kuang Chao and Chen-Ching Chao and Wei-liang Chao},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={70 2},
  pages={1242-4}
}
The accuracy of Colilert-18 as a test for coliforms and Escherichia coli in subtropical freshwater was evaluated by using API 20E strips and fatty acid methyl ester analysis. The false-positive and -negative rates of detection were 7.4 and 3.5%, respectively, for E. coli and 9.6 and 6.3%, respectively, for coliforms.