Advanced Microbiological Water Quality Laboratory – POTATEST® 2


An Advanced Microbiological Water Quality Laboratory kit is suitable for testing of only bacteriological parameters. Ideal choice for professionals testing drinking water for more detailed biological analysis.


  • Microbiological water analysis in-the-field or in the laboratory
  • WHO compliant microbiological water testing


  • Complete indicator organism analysis – determine both Faecal / Thermotolerant and Total Coliforms simultaneously or use a variety of Nutridiscs
  • Convenient kit format – all required items are laid out for ergonomic use and aseptic procedures
  • Electronic reporting – download incubator data and add colony counts for a complete microbiological report
Potalab®+ Incubator
Test protocols 37°C , 44°C, up to 6 user defined profiles from 20°C to 50 °C, user selectable time periods for all temperatures, automatic resuscitation period inclusion
Temperature stability ±  0.1°C
Temperature control laser-trimmed thermistor pair with automatic temperature validation. Optional Peltier cooled version
User interface on-screen and audible prompts available in English, French, Spanish and Chinese
Data log last five incubation cycles performance report
Connectivity micro-USB connection to Windows® and android devices for data download and audible prompt upload via dedicated App
Size (W x L x H) 110 x 123 x 145 mm (each)
Weight 690 g (each)
Power supply replaceable sealed lead acid battery with mains, vehicle and external charging options
Power consumption high thermal efficiency heating system, 5 full cycles from a fully charged battery
Potalab® + Kit Specification
Microbiological capacity dual Potalab® incubators with consumables for 200 tests for Thermotolerant/Faecal Coliforms or Total Coliforms. Optional Nutridisk capability for additional parameters including Faecal Streptococci, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Salmonella and E. coli
Physico-Chemical parameters includes Ammonia, Arsenic, Free Chlorine, Total Chlorine, Nitrate, Nitrite, Turbidity, pH, Conductivity. Additional parameters available.
Size (W x L x H) Two x heavy duty field cases, each 555 x 428 x 211mm
Weight 12 kg + 13 kg


Case 1: Microbiological

  • Dual incubators including petri dish racks, lead acid battery, mains charger with international adaptors, vehicle socket battery power lead and crocodile clip power leads
  • membrane filtration assembly, bronze disc, pistol grip vacuum pump with no-kink silicone tubing
  • 5 media measuring devices (MMDs)
  • 38.1 g membrane lauryl sulphate broth
  • 5 Pasteur pipettes
  • hand lens
  • forceps
  • 40 x aluminium re-usable petri dishes
  • 200 sterilised and sealed membrane filters
  • 200 absorbent pads
  • absorbent pad dispenser
  • steel sampling cup
  • sampling cable
  • 250 ml polypropylene beaker
  • quick start prompt cards
  • microbiological instruction manual
  • sterilisible integrated work surface

Case 2: Electro-chemical

  • Photometer 7 500 and light cap
  • 6 x photometer cuvettes
  • photometer reagents for 200 tests for free and total chlorine, ammonia, fluoride, nitrite and nitrate
  • Compact Turbimeter, SDBV calibration standards, 4 x Compact Turnidimeter sample cuvettes, silicone oil, cleaning / oiling cloth
  • Arsenator Digital Arsenic Test System, unique three-stage filter assembly, conical flask, consumables for 200 tests
  • Micro 800 pH / Temperature Meter and pH calibration buffers
  • Micro 800 Conductivity / TDS Meter with conductivity calibration standard
  • cuvette brush
  • 2 dilution tubes
  • crush / stir rods
  • de-ion pack
  • instructions

Additional information

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