Standardized coliphage detection methods have been available for over 30 years, with ISO and US-EPA methodology being the most adopted internationally. At Bluephage, our aim is to simplify and speed up the process of enumerating coliphages with our product pipeline.

Easy kits

Forget about preparing all the materials required to perform ISO or US-EPA analysis and choose one of our ready to use solutions for the standard methods.

Rapid kit

Try our new patented technology which allows coliphage enumeration within the same working day (results in <6,5h).

Bluephage Rapid Kit

Bluephage is revolutionising water quality monitoring with a new patented bacterial host strain for the detection of coliphages. This new technology enables the detection and quantification of coliphages within the same working day without overnight plating of the sample or manual count of plaque-forming unit (PFU).

ISO Easy kits & Material

ISO 10705-1 and ISO 10705-2 specifies a method for the detection and quantification of f-specific and somatic coliphages, respectively. Bluephage product portfolio consists on all in one kit, prepared biological material, and powder media to save time and resources for the enumeration of coliphages according to ISO methods.

US-EPA Easy kits & Materials

US-EPA 1642 and US-EPA 1643 are method for the detection and quantification of f-specific and somatic coliphages in 100ml of sample. Bluephage product portfolio consists on all in one kit and prepared biological material media to save time and resources for the enumeration of coliphages according to US-EPA methods.

Differences between the rapid kit and the two types of easy kit

EASY KIT 1ml EASY KIT 100ml BLUEPHAGE RAPID KIT
ISO ISO US-EPA
SENSITIVITY 1 PFU/1ML 1 PFU/100ML 1 PFU/100ML
NUMBER OF PROTOCOL STEPS 12 STEPS 11 STEPS 6 STEPS
HANDS ON TIME 2 HOURS 2 HOURS 2 HOURS
TOTAL TIME <24 HRS <24 HRS <6 HRS
EQUIVALENCE
ISO 10705-1
ISO 10705-2
US-EPA 1642
US-EPA 1643
BLUEPHAGE PATENTED TECHNOLOGY
RESULTS QUANTITATIVE QUANTITATIVE PRESENCE/ABSENCE & QUANTITATIVE
RAW AND TREATED WASTEWATER
SURFACE WATER
RECREATIONAL WATER
SHELLFISH EXTRACTS
SEDIMENTS AND SLUDGE EXTRACTS WHERE NECESSARY AFTER DILUTION
SAMPLES WITH EXPECTED LOW COUNTS OF BACTERIOPHAGES (E.G. DRINKING WATER AND BOTTLED WATER)
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