# 180 Bacteria Growth Check
Colorimetric test strips. (1 test per strip)
Bacteria Growth Check is a test strip that has been specially formulated with Brain Heart Infusion media that allows maximum cultivation of fastidious aerobic bacteria found in some waters. This test could be used in a variety of applications, however it is not specific for any particular type of bacteria.
You can dip these strips in water or swab surfaces with them. The Bacteria test procedure then requires you to return the test strip into a clear plastic bag for incubation. After 48 hours of room temperature incubation, any fastidious bacteria on the test pad will multiply and turn the test pad pink to red. The darker and more consistent the test pad, the more bacteria that are present.
Bacteria Growth Check tests only a small water sample and requires a significant quantity of bacteria to show a change on the test pad.