LETZTEST Kits

Simplicity in highest quality, developed from practice and made in Germany.

Bacteria testing

LETZTEST Tube - Fecal Bacteria Presence / Absence

LETZTEST Tubes are a presence/absence test to easily detect bacteria of fecal origin in drinking water. The test tubes have numerous advantages in their use in rural areas where a laboratory and qualified laboratory staff might not be available.

  • Local recycling at distributor site possible
  • Easier to use
  • Easier to evaluate
  • Less sensitive to errors
  • Incubation between 25-38°C possible
  • Ready to use
  • Easy to store (no cooling)
  • Easy to transport
  • Cost and time effective
  • All made in Germany

Art. no.: 116498 (Language: English)

Art. no.: 1017 (Language: French)

Art. no.: 1018 (Language: Spanish)



LETZTEST Household Water Test Kit

The Household Water Test Kit is an educational presence/absence test kit, protected by patent office, which detects bacteria of fecal origin in drinking water. The Kit has numerous advantages in its use in rural areas and with respect to the objective of education and sustainable behavior change.

  • Self-explanatory kit
  • Clearly and stylishly illustrated for illiterate people
  • Recycled Paper Materials
  • Local recycling of Test Tubes at distributor site possible
  • All made in Germany

Art. no.: 113858 (Language: English)

Art. no.: 118183 (Language: French)

Art. no.: 118185 (Language: Spanish)



LETZTEST Portable Membrane Filtration Kit

This portable Membrane Filtration Kit is a very easy and practical way to quantify fecal bacteria in water samples - e.g. in the fields or for mobile laboratories. LETZTEST has developed a unique kit that is perfectly adapted to the requirements in limited infrastructure conditions.

  • All hardware parts inside kit made in Germany
  • Easier to transport (by motorbike)
  • Easier to use
  • Independent of current or battery
  • Less sensitive to errors
  • Automatic counting of colonies (=result) using an easy to use smartphone app
  • Fewer consumables
  • Easy storage of consumables (no cooling)
  • Simplified sterilisation, methanol-free
  • Testing of a larger number of samples compared to comparable kits
  • Case with low carbon footprint in highest quality and design, made in Italy

Art. no.: 115433 (Language: English)

Art. no.: 118193 (Language: French)

Art. no.: 118197 (Language: Spanish)

Consumables for LETZTEST Portable Membrane Filtration Kit

The portable LETZTEST Membrane Filtration Kit contains three very useful consumables that facilitate testing under limited conditions. Two of them can be replaced with reusable materials once a local quality management system is in place! Each test consumes one of each consumable.

Thio Sample Bags (118ml); package of 100 pcs.

Bags to collect potentially chlorinated water samples for bacteriological examination, in compliance with EPA and APHA requirements. Adapted to the needs where infrastructure and quality management systems are lacking.

Shelf-life: No expiry date, no cooling required!

Art. no.: 114928

Filtration Membranes; package of 100 pcs.

Cellulose Nitrate Membranes for bacteriological water analysis by Membrane Filtration Method ISO 9308-1.

Shelf-life: 4 years, no cooling required!

Art. no.: 114930

Compact Dry Plates - E.coli and other coliforms; 4 pcs. per package

A very simple, quick and safe way to quantify E.coli and other coliform bacteria in water samples. 

Shelf-life: 2 years, 1 - 30°C no cooling required!

Art. no.: 115177

Compact Dry Plates - E.coli only; 4 pcs. per package (ALTERNATIVE)

Since in many tropical regions other coliforms occur naturally in soil the World Health Organization suggests testing for E.coli only, which is a clearer indicator of for fecal contamination, reduces complexity and safes time. Suggested for the LETZTEST Portable Membrane Filtration Kit.

Shelf-life: 2 years, 1 - 30°C no cooling required!
Certificates:  Certificate of Analysis

Art. no.: 116379

Note: additional plates for Enterococcus, Pseudomonas Aeruginosa, Total counts and more are available on request.



LETZTEST Electricity-Free Incubator - 37°C

Worldwide unique! (Protected by Patent Office)
Independent of electricity, lightweight and compact. LETZTEST has invented an electricity-free chemical incubator which will revolutionize water quality testing in regions with instable power supply. Use the sun or hot water for activation, then incubate your LETZTEST Tubes or Compact Dry Plates for 24 hours at 37°C.

  • All made in Germany
  • Zero Emissions
  • Incubation in non-electrified areas
  • Incubation possible during transport (on a motorbike for example)
  • Robust
  • Easy to transport and use
  • Can also cool samples down to 37 °C if outside temperatures are higher.

Art. no.: 115178



LETZTEST Laboratory Membrane Filtration Kit

This kit allows the quantification of E.coli and other coliforms for a large number of water samples in the laboratory. LETZTEST has developed this kit which is perfectly suited for analytical laboratories located in areas with limited infrastructure. The kit is still easy to transport and can be operated without electricity in the event of a power failure. It is therefore ideal for setting up a project laboratory in a remote location. Furthermore, very low running costs are possible with this kit.

Advantages:

  • All parts inside kit made in EU
  • Very low running costs of ~0,50€/sample possible by replacing two consumables with reusable solutions. 
  • Easier to transport (by motorbike) e.g. to a project laboratory
  • Easier to use
  • Automatic counting of colonies (=result) using an easy to use smartphone app
  • Independent of current or battery in case of lack of electricity
  • Less sensitive to errors
  • Fewer consumables
  • Easy storage of consumables (no cooling)
  • Simplified sterilisation, methanol-free
  • Testing of a larger number of samples compared to comparable kits
  • Case with low carbon footprint in highest quality and design, made in Italy

Art. no.: 1094

 

Consumables for the LETZTEST Laboratory Membrane Filtration Kit are exactly the same as for the LETZTEST portable Membrane Filtration Kit

The following Individual components of the LETZTEST Laboratory Membrane Filtration Kit kit can also be ordered separately:

LETZTEST Liquid Sampler

Made of pharmaceutical quality stainless steel to collect water samples for microbiological analysis from points where the sample can not be taken directly into the sample bottle or bag ( e.g. at a storage tank).

  • Material: 1.4404 stainless steel (pharmaceutical quality)
  • Dimensions: 59 x 15 x 15 cm
  • Weight: 0,6 kg
  • Sampling volume: 350 ml

Art. no.: 117952

LETZTEST 3-branch Manifold

Made of pharmaceutical quality stainless steel for application in drinking water analysis as-well as food, beverage and environmental water analysis according to ISO standard methods. 

  • Robust
  • Sanitization with flaming (Quick and independent)
  • Easy to operate
  • Funnel capacity: 100 ml (more on request)

Art. no.: 1097

Laboratory Gas Burner with mobile option

Ideally suited for different types of settings and different types of gas! The burner can be connected to a central gas supply in a laboratory or can be operated mobile in the fields by gas cartridge CV360 from Camping Gaz, or Express 444 using adapters.

  • Made in Germany
  • Safe
  • Optimally suited for different types of gas.
  • Can be connected to a central gas supply and can also be operated with CV360 cartridges from Camping Gaz or Express 444. 
  • Includes: Burner, gas cartage adapter, nozzle for different gas type, stand and hose, spanner, 2m gas tubing for connection to central gas supply

Art. no.: 1098

LABOPORT N96 - electric laboratory vacuum pump

Very compact, chemical-resistant and oil-free diaphragm vacuum pump. Thanks to the integrated manual speed control, the flow rate can be adapted to the corresponding application. The pump is equipped with a PPS pump head, a PTFE-coated diaphragm and FKM valves. It can be used for many laboratory applications.

  • Robust
  • Made in Germany
  • With connection to car battery
  • Delivery rate (max.): 7 l/min
  • Ultimate vacuum (max.): 130 mbar (abs.)
  • Infinitely variable speed control
  • Exceptional ease of use
  • Small footprint to save valuable laboratory space
  • Maintenance-free

Art. no.: 1085



ChroMedium Coliform Agar - 500g

Chromogenic selective agar to detect Escherichia coli and coliform bacteria from water with low accompanying flora (acc. to the draft standard DIN EN ISO 9308-1:2012) and from processed food. A water laboratory that consists of a solid QM system can pur its own Petri dishes and reduce the costs per test down to < 0,50€.

 

  • Made in Germany
  • Long shelf life
  • No cooling required

Art. no.: 114924

LETZTEST Suggestion

Reusable Glas Petri dishes for bacteriological analysis

Instead of relying on single-use Petri dishes from abroad, we strongly recommend using our reusable glass Petri dishes

  • Size: 60 x 15 mm
  • Material: Soda-lime glass
  • Autoclavable: Yes
  • Sterilisation in oven or pressure cooker: yes

Art. no.: 1099



Reusable sampling bottle for microbiological analysis - 250 ml ; 10 pcs per package

Reusable wide neck sampling bottle.

 

  • Volume: 250 ml
  • Material: PP, natural colours
  • Autoclavable at 121°C: Yes
  • Ø: 64,5 mm
  • Ø Inner neck: 30 mm
  • Height: 121 mm
  • Weight per bottle: 27g
  • Incl. screw cap

Art. no.: 1101



Electrical Incubators

For those who need more than our electricity-free incubator, e.g. for daily use in a laboratory with the possibility of incubating samples at temperatures other than 37°C, while maintaining mobility ! These two incubators are specially designed for areas with limited infrastructure and can be used both in the laboratory and in the field.

  • Easy to transport and use
  • Incubation possible during transport by car (connection to the car battery)
  • Supplied with an adapter for all types of sockets

MX10 SPECIFICATIONS

  • Form: Hard case
  • External case size: 27 x 21 x 10(H) cm
  • Chamber size: 11 x 13 x 7 (H) cm
  • Weight: 1.2 Kg
  • Power supply – Adaptor: 100-240v AC @ 320 mA
  • Power supply – Incubator: 12 Volts DC @ 1Amp
  • Temperature control: MX Darlington switched solid state
  • Temperature range: 37 °C +/- 7 °C (adjustable)

Art. no.: 117955

MX45 SPECIFICATIONS

  • Form: Hard case
  • External case size: 42 x 22 x 23(H) cm
  • Chamber size: 30 x 15 x 13 (H) cm
  • Weight: 3.5 Kg
  • Power supply – Adaptor: 100-240v AC @ 360 mA
  • Power supply – Incubator: 12 Volts DC @ 2Amp
  • Temperature control: MX Darlington switched solid state
  • Temperature range: Ambient+5 to 45 °C +/- 0.5 °C (adjustable)

Art. no.: 118955


Physico-chemical parameter testing

Smart Photometer eXact Micro20

Providing results for more than 40 chemical parameters aswell as turbidity in NTU. This very unique photometer can transmit the results to your smartphone by Bluetooth® and work in conjunction with the application eXact iDip® for iOS and Android to manage your testing data in a very easy and clear manner. Results and automatically generated reports, including photos and mapping, can be shared with responsible entities via e-mail and messenger apps.

  • Waterproof
  • Easy to operate
  • Digital Data management
  • No cooling required for reagents
  • Long shelf-life reagents
  • Calibration via an acrylic calibration stick (no reagents needed)
  • Long-life LED lamps
  • Easy to transport

Art. no.: 115931


Consumables for Micro20 Smart Photometer

The Micro20 Smart Photometer can test for more than 40 chemical parameters and uses different reagents.
Specifications
  • Form: Bottle of strips, powder pillows or small bottle with drop dispenser for a liquid reagent
  • Reagent shelf-lifes: 1 - 4 years depending on reagent, no cooling required!


Smart Multimeter eXact pH+

Easy to use and robust. This unique multimeter measures pH, conductivity, salinity, total dissolved solids (TDS), temperature and the redox potential (different probe). Results can be transmitted to your connected device thanks to Bluetooth® technology. The portable kit works in conjunction with the application eXact iDip® for iOS and Android. Results and automatically generated reports, including photos and mapping, can be shared with responsible entities via e-mail and messenger apps.

  • Waterproof
  • Quick
  • Easy to operate
  • Digital Data management
  • Calibration via easily accessible reagents that need no cooling
  • Easy to transport

Art. no.: 115945



Turbidity Tube

Simple, Safe and Independent! A very practical and very easy to use tool for visual measurement of water turbidity which is very often convincing in practice! An essential test prior to water treatment by chlorination (Note: Chlorine is an effective disinfectant where water turbidity is below 5 NTU) and in ongoing water quality monitoring.

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 33 x 6 x 2.5 cm
  • Weight: 0.2 kg
  • Measuring range: 5 - 500 NTU

Art. no.: 117402



Visual Color Comparator Test - Chlorine and pH

Simple, Safe and Independent! The Visual Color Comparator Test is an easy to use tool for measuring free/residual chlorine, total chlorine and pH (acidity) of water samples which is very often convincing in practice!

Why measuring chlorine and pH? In many cases testers want to know if a water was disinfected or if the residual chlorine (=free chlorine) level is still sufficient to protect the drinking water from recontamination. The Ideal level of free-residual chlorine is said to be 0,2-0,5 mg/L. Desinfection with chlorine is more effective at a pH value below 7,5.

Specifiactions

  • Item Dimensions: 11 x 11 x 4 cm
  • Weight: 0,1 kg
  • Shelf-life reagent Tablets: 8 years, no cooling required!
  • CONTENT
  • Visual colour comparator; 1pcs
  • Illustrated testing instruction; 1 pcs
  • DPD1 reagent tablets - for free/residual chlorine; 20 pcs
  • Phenol Red reagent tablets - for pH; 20 pcs

Art. no.: 118311

Consumables for Visual Color Comparator Test

Note:  A small number of reagent tablets are included with the unit but larger quantities should be requested separately.

Phenol Red - for pH; package of 250 tablets:

Shelf-life: 8 years, no cooling required!

Art. no.: 119020

DPD1 - for free/residual chlorine; package of 250 tablets:

Shelf-life: 8 years, no cooling required!

Art. no.: 118312

DPD3 - for total chlorine (used with DPD1); package of 250 tablets:

Shelf-life: 8 years, no cooling required!

Art. no.: 119021



Arsenic Quick II

Arsenic is one of the chemicals with greatest health concern in drinking water testing. The health based guideline value for Arsenic in water is 10 µg/L. Arsenic Quick II for water quality testing was designed to give the user accurate results without sacrificing cost and time. Arsenic Quick II reports results in only 14 minutes. Additionally, there are no dangerous chemicals needed to run this water quality test kit.

 

Advantages

  • Winner of The 2003 WEF Innovative Technology Award
  • Only 3 reagents and one strip
  • Non-toxic reagents
  • Ideal for field testing requiring no technical training
  • No other equipment needed (no batteries, power or instruments required)
  • Completely non-technical
  • Can be used with little knowledge of English (reagents clearly marked '1', '2' and '3')

Specifications

  • Item Dimensions: 21 x 26 x 8 cm
  • Weight: 0,9 kg
  • Number of tests: 50 (Note : More tests per Kit available on demand)
  • Detection range: <1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 13, 20, 25, 30, 40, >50, >80, >120, >160 ppb (µg/L)
  • Duration: 14 min procedure
  • Shelf-life: 2 years, no cooling required!

Content

  • Reagents and equipment for 50 tests

 

Art. no.: 115946



Water Sampling Bags - 118ml; Package of 100 pcs

Suggested for water samples for physico-chemical analysis. These bags do not contain sodium thiosulphate, which is required for microbiological analysis. The samples collected should be transported in an icebox and tested as soon as possible.

 

Advantages

  • Ready-to-use
  • Pre-prepared (clean)
  • Unbreakable on uneven roads Easy to transport and store Write sample ID on front part

Specifications

  • Dimensions : 18 x 7.6 cm
  • Capacity : 118 ml
  • Material : Polyethylene

Art. no.: 115407


How to receive your LETZTEST Water Testing Equipment?

Contact us or one of our international distributors to receive an individual offer at reasonable costs which is tailored to your needs. We look forward to talking with you and are offering honest and individual needs assessments to ensure that your testing activities will be a holistic success. After ordering, you usually receive your equipment within 1-10 working days, no matter where you are!