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|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Method 1680: Fecal Coliforms in Sewage (Biosolids) by Multiple-Tube Fermentation using Lauryl Tryptose Broth (LTB) and EC Medium.|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Water.|
|Additional Subjects||Bacteria ; Sewage sludge ; Detection ; Enumeration ; Coliforms ; Fermentation ; Multiple-tube fermentation ; Fecal coliforms ; Biosolids ; EPA Method 1680 ; MPN (Most probable number) ; Lauryl tryptose broth (LTB) ; EC medium|
This method describes multiple-tube fermentation procedures (also called the most probable number (MPN) procedure) for the detection and enumeration of fecal coliform bacteria in biosolids. These methods use culture-specific media and elevated temperature to isolate and enumerate fecal coliform organisms. Fecal coliform bacteria, including Escherichia coli (E. coli), are commonly found in the feces of humans and other warm-blooded animals, and indicate the potential presence of other bacterial and viral pathogens.