Identification and quantification of nocardioform Actinomycetes in wastewater samples


Item Number: 01130006

Lab analysis: detection of filamentous bacteria

Identification and quantification of nocardioform Actinomycetes with our VIT® Nocardia test kit. The group of the nocardioform Actinomycetes is feared for causing bulking- and floating sludge in municipal- as well as industrial wastewater treatment plants. With conventional methods mostly only the typical ramified filamentous nocardioform Actinomycetes are detected while the also dangerous types which occur as single cells mostly stay unidentified. With the gene probes all types are detected and quantified reliably.

The results are displayed according to the VIT® key. The report contains hints for combat strategy and a significant photo documentation that visualises the nocardioform Actinomycetes in the wastewater sample.

Qualitative or quantitative detection?
Semi-quantitative detection

Which method is applied?
The reliable VIT® gene probe technology.

Which requirements are important?
Please request our simple protocol for fixation of wastewater samples. Make sure that you fixate/stabilize your samples in the indicated manner before sending the samples to us.


For an on-site analysis, we recommend our test kit VIT® Nocardia

Identical microscopic image: phase contrast (left), all living bacteria shining green (center) and Nocardia specifically red (right) after analysis with gene probe technology.
Identical microscopic picture after VIT® analysis: phase contrast, all living bacteria (green) and Nocardia specifically red.

Your Advantages

  • specific detection of nocardioform Actinomycetes

  • filamentous bacteria and single cells

  • detection of living bacteria exclusively

  • detection of living bacteria exclusively

  • highest specificity

  • applied for the prevention of disturbances