VIT® Chloroflexi

Test kit for rapid identification and quantification of filamentous bacteria

Item Number: 01110022

Detection of Chloroflexi filaments

Most of the Chloroflexi filaments are uncultivable and unknown, so that knowledge about them is limited. The Eikelboom Type 1851 for example is part of the Chloroflexi group and known as being problematic for sludge settling. VIT® Chloroflexi enables the fast and specific identification of the group of Chloroflexi filaments and of Eikelboom Type 1851 in sludge samples. Quantification of the filaments is carried out using the provided VIT® key of the test kit. Changes of the filamentous populations can thus be monitored continuously so that important conclusions regarding biomass composition can be drawn before sludge settling problems arise.

By integration the test kit into an early warning system a considerable amount of flocculants can be reduced. 

The analysis is easy to perform – only a few minutes hands-on time are required. Analysis is directly performed on an activated sludge sample. Results are available within 3 hours. Evaluation is performed by fluorescence microscopy. All essential consumables required for analysis are contained in the test kit. Package size: 25 analyses. 

Analysis can be performed with following samples:

  • Sludge samples


If you plan to let your sludge be analyzed by experts - consider our services: Filaments PLUS or VIT® for Filaments 

Identical microscopic image after analysis with the test kit: phase contrast, Chloroflexi filaments shine in green, Eikelboom Type 1851 shines in red.
Identical microscopic views after VIT® analysis with the test kit: phase contrast, Chloroflexi filaments shine green, Eikelboom Type 1851 shines red, thus resulting in yellow color in the overlay image.


  • specific identification and quantification of Chloroflexi filaments
  • specific identification and quantification of Eikelboom Type 1851
  • applied as efficient early warning system
  • detection of living bacteria exclusively
  • fast detection
  • highest specificity
  • detection is based upon our reliable VIT® gene probe technology