On 06 Jun 1999 22:01:13 GMT, maggiecttr at aol.com (Maggiecttr) wrote:
>The results of a recent urine broth test showed no infectious bacteria, "only
>coliform." What's that mean? Where'd coliform come from? I washed well with
>Dial soap before the specimen was taken.
Coliform refers to bacteria normally present in the digestive tract,
and thus fecal matter. Dial, as well as other common soaps, does not
totally remove all bacteria.