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Table 4

Comparison of methods for detection of total coliform presence in well water samples (n = 635)

No. of results by MI agarNo. of results by Colilert®No. of results by Chromocult coliform® agar
Method and results+++
Colilert®       
306 23     
 116 190     
Chromocult coliform® agar       
376 36 303 109   
 46 177 25 198   
DC agar with BCIG       
333 20 290 63 324 26 
 90 192 38 244 90 190 
No. of results by MI agarNo. of results by Colilert®No. of results by Chromocult coliform® agar
Method and results+++
Colilert®       
306 23     
 116 190     
Chromocult coliform® agar       
376 36 303 109   
 46 177 25 198   
DC agar with BCIG       
333 20 290 63 324 26 
 90 192 38 244 90 190 
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