Anammox analysis

Identification and quantification of the bacteria responsible
for the anaerobic ammonia oxidation process

Item Number: 01120008

Lab analysis: detection of anammox bacteria

Identification and quantification of bacteria which are responsible for the anaerobic ammonia oxidation process (Anammox). This important group of wastewater bacteria enable the elimination of ammonia without cost intensive oxygen supply. The new process features many advantages compared to standard nitrification but implementing it is still ambitious. Thus specific monitoring of the Anammox bacteria with specific gene probes offers reasonable support in process management. The Anammox bacteria are identified as group directly in wastewater samples (including carrier material) and quantified as percentage of the living bacterial flora.

Significant photo documentations that visualize the Anammox-bacteria in the sample material are prepared.

Qualitative or quantitative detection?
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.

This service is available as serviceplus.


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

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


  • specific identification of anammox-bacteria
  • quantification of anammox-bacteria directly in sample
  • detection of living bacteria exclusively