Applied and Environmental Microbiology
Methods for detecting total coliform bacteria in drinking water were compared using 1,483 different drinking water samples from 15 small community water systems in Vermont and New Hampshire. The methods included the membrane filter (MF) technique, a 10-tube fermentation tube (FT) technique, and the presence-absence (P-A) test.
Jacobs, Nicholas J.; Zeigler, Wanda L.; Reed, Frank C.; Stukel, Therese A.; and Rice, Eugene W., "Comparison of Membrane Filter, Multiple-Fermentation-Tube, and Presence-Absence Techniques for Detecting Total Coliforms in Small Community Water Systems." (1986). Open Dartmouth: Faculty Open Access Articles. 503.