Neogen produces a globally harmonized line of culture media products. Neogen Culture Media offers a complete range of products and formats designed to support microbiology testing across many sectors including food, water, pharmaceutical and clinical.

Many of the culture media products are formulation and performance compliant according to internationally recognized standards including ISO, BAM and MLG. Presented below are media typically utilized for water microbiology analysis.


Culture Media for Water Microbiology
Product #Product NameDescription
7723 m-Endo Broth Used for selectively isolating coliform bacteria from water and other specimens using the membrane filtration method.
7396 m-FC Broth Used with rosolic acid for the detection and enumeration of fecal coliforms by membrane filtration in a laboratory setting. Many standard method membrane filtration procedures recommend m-FC media for testing water. The American Public Health Association (APHA) specified m-FC media and incubation at 44.5 ± 0.5°C in several procedures. The US Environmental Protection Agency specified using m-FC media in fecal coliform methods for testing water by the direct MF method or the delayed-incubation MF methods.
7190 m-Green Yeast and Fungi Broth Used for the detection of fungi in beverages in a laboratory setting. a relatively more complex formula compared to other media used for isolation of fungi and yeast. This formulation is rich in nutrients which allows for excellent fungal growth. Bacterial growth is inhibited by an acid pH.
7142 Lauryl Sulfate Broth Used for the detection of coliform bacteria in water and wastewater in a laboratory setting. Lauryl Sulfate Broth, abbreviated as LSB, is used in the presumptive phase of the Standard Total Coliform Fermentation Technique in the examination of water, and coliform detection of foods.
7704 DC Medium with BCIG Differential Coliform (DC) Medium with BCIG is used in the chromogenic differentiation of E. coli from other coliforms in water samples using the membrane filtration method in a laboratory setting DC (Differential Coliform) Medium with BCIG is a selective and differential medium for the presumptive identification of E. coli. This medium is enhanced by the addition of a chromogenic agent, BCIG, 5-bromo-4-chloro-3-indolyl-β-D-glucuronide to detect glucuronidase activity.
7728 BCYE Agar Base Used for the isolation of Legionella spp. in a laboratory setting.
7102 MacConkey Agar MacConkey Agar is recommended for the detection and isolation of Gram-negative organisms from dairy, food, water, and industrial sources.