VIT® Microthrix

Test kit for rapid analysis and quantification of the
filamentous bacteria Microthrix parvicella


Item Number: 01110010

Detection of filamentous bacteria

VIT® Microthrix specifically detects Microthrix parvicella directly within your wastewater sample. Microthrix parvicella is considered the primary cause of bulking and floating sludge in municipal wastewater treatment plants. 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 detected 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: Microthrix rapid analysis.


Identical microscopic image after analysis with the test kit: phase contrast, Microthrix parvicella shines specifically red.
Identical microscopic image after VIT® analysis: phase contrast, Microthrix parvicella shines specifically red.

Your Advantages

  • direct detection of Microthrix parvicella

  • 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