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 primary cause to floating sludge and scum forming 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 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® 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