VIT® Nocardia

Test kit for rapid analysis and quantification of nocardioform
Actinomycetes in wastewater samples


Item Number: 01110009

Detection of filamentous bacteria

VIT® Nocardia specifically detects nocardioform Actinomycetes directly within your activated sludge sample. Branch growing, gram-positive filaments and single cells such as Nocardia, Gordona, Rhodococcus, Skermania and Tsukamurella are various genera of Nocardioform Actinomycetes. These bacteria are considered a primary cause of bulking and floating sludge as well as foaming in many 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 performed directly on an aliquot of the sample material. The results are provided within 3 hours. Evaluation 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: Nocardia rapid analysis

Identical microscopic image after analysis with the test kit: phase contrast, all living bacteria shine green, Nocardia shine specifically red.
Identical microscopic picture after VIT® analysis: phase contrast, all living bacteria (green) and Nocardia specifically red.

Your Advantages

  • direct detection of nocardioform Actinomycetes

  • 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