VIT® 1851

Test kit for rapid identification and quantification
of Eikelboom Type 1851 filaments

Item Number: 01110005

Detection of filamentous bacteria

VIT® 1851 enables the fast and specific identification of the Eikelboom Type 1851 bacteria in wastewater samples. Eikelboom Type 1851 is considered hazardous bacteria occuring in activated sludge. By means of our VIT® key, contained bacteria can be quantified. Changes within one population can thus be monitored continuously.

By integrating our product into an early warning system you will save a considerable amount of chemicals.
The analysis is easy to conduct – only few minutes hands-on time. VIT® analysis is directly made on an aliquot of the sample material. The results are provided within 3 hours. Analysis is performed by using a fluorescence microscope. All essential consumables required for analysis are contained in the kit. Package size: 25 analyses.


Get your sludge analyzed for filamentous bacteria: With our services Filaments PLUS or VIT® for Filaments.

This product is also available as service: VIT® 1851 rapid analysis

Identical microscopic image after analysis with the test kit: phase contrast, Eikelboom Type 1851 shines specifically red.
Identical microscopic view after VIT® analyis: phase contrast, Eikelboom Type 1851 shines specifically red.


  • direct detection 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