This target tube measures Total Bacteria in a water sample, a broad screening of the bacterial biomass in a water sample. The qPCR analysis on Total Bacteria is fast and accurately quantifies the presence of Bacteria. Can be used in combination with other indicators, such as E.coli (article number 20040), Bacteroides dorei (article number U20042) and Enterococcus (article number 20045). Target Tubes are packed per 50 pieces and are ready to use. The shelf life is at least 1 year at room temperature, if stored in the dark.