VIT® Methanogenic bacteria

Test kit for rapid analysis and quantification of living methanogenic archaea


Item Number: 01110015

Detection of methanogenic bacteria

Our test kit VIT® Methanogenic bacteria enables the identification of living methanogenic Archaea (or: methanogenic bacteria) in samples of the anaerobic sludge treatment, biogas reactors and pellet sludges. Methanogenic Archaea are identified unequivocally directly in the sample material. Additionally, a quantitative evaluation in comparison to the total vital flora can be performed.

With VIT® Methanogenic bacteria the microbiology of methane producing plants reasonably can be monitored.

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.

Analysis can be performed with following samples:

  • anaerobic sludge from biogas-reactors
  • anaerobic pellet sludge
  • samples from digestors
  • anaerobic reactors


You want to send us your samples for analysis? No problem with our analysis of methanogenic bacteria.

We also are able to provide you with complete population profiling of anaerobic reactors.


Identical microscopic image after analysis with the test kit: methanogenic bacteria shine specifically red or green.
Identical microscopic image after VIT® analysis: methanogenic bacteria shine specifically red or green.

Your Advantages

  • specific identification, quantification and visualisation of methanogenic bacteria directly in the sample

  • application as continuous monitoring system

  • analysis of living methanogenic bacteria exclusively

  • fast detection

  • highest specificity

  • detection is based upon our reliable VIT® gene probe technology