Clostridium perfringens

Specific identification and quantification of
Clostridium perfringens in wastewater samples


Item Number: 01130017

Lab analysis: detection of Clostridium perfringens in wastewater

Clostridium perfringens are counted amongst anaerobic bacteria which are able to survive even under bad conditions by spore formation. Heat resistance of their spores is characteristic. They occur everywhere in the environment, especially in soil, but also in human and animal intestinal tracts. Ingested with human's food, C. perfringens may cause gastrointestinal toxin infections. With the service "Rapid quantification of Clostridium perfringens" a quantification of Clostridium perfringens cells and spores in wastewater treatment sludges is performed.

Qualitative or quantitative detection?
Absolute quantification

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

Which requirements are important?
Please contact us for further details regarding your samples.


You would prefer to analyze your sample directly on site? In this case, our test kit VIT® Clostridium perfringens is the perfect choice for you.

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Identical microscopic image after VIT® analysis: phase contrast (lieft), all living bacteria shine green (center), C. perfringens specifically red (right).
Identical microscopic image after VIT® analysis: phase contrast, all living bacteria shine green, C. perfringens specifically red.

Your Advantages

  • specific detection of Clostridium perfringens

  • quantification

  • only living bacteria

  • short process time

  • applied for prevention of disturbances