Introducing fully automated water microbiology testing

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Automated testing

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U.S. EPA approved

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Results within hours

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Easy to use

The first U.S. EPA-approved automated microbiology testing system*

  • Do more with Tecta: An easy solution for staffing issues, Friday and weekend testing, and rush projects
  • Start tests any time: Automation of incubation and sample analysis means you don’t need to be in the lab to read the test
  • Improve responsiveness: Positive results within hours help with construction projects, main repairs, and other emergencies
  • Easy: With no sample preparation and easy to use system, anyone can be trained to use Tecta
  • Lab in a box: Tecta systems can be installed anywhere, allowing you to reduce transit times
  • Tests available for total coliforms and E. coli, E. coli only, fecal coliforms, and Enterococcus
  • Available in 16- and 4- incubation chamber options to best fit your volume needs


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Results when you need them

Automated incubation and analysis of tests means that tests can be started anytime, day or night, with no need to call in staff to read test results.

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Test anywhere

Lab in a box features means that Tecta instruments can be installed anywhere, including outside of a laboratory - reducing transit time and improving responsiveness.

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Easy to use

Easy-to-train features and emailed results create flexibility to meet the needs of your operations.

Easy-to-use cartridges with no required sample preparation

Tecta total coliform/E.coli cartridge.
E. coli and total coliforms
Tectalert E. coli cartridge.
E. coli
Tectalert fecal coliforms cartridge.
Fecal coliforms
Tectalert enterococcus cartridge.

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*Tectalert EC/TC medium and Tecta instruments are U.S. EPA approved at 40 CFR Part 141, listed as a method in Presence/Absence Method for the Simultaneous Detection of Total Coliforms and Escherichia coli (E. coli) in Drinking Water.