Specific detection of sulphate-reducing bacteria (SRB)

Rapid and specific detection of sulphate-reducing bacteria (SRB) in water samples, biofilms or materials

Item Number: 01220006

Lab analysis of sulphate-reducing bacteria

Samples (water samples, biofilms, raw materials) are tested for sulphate-reducing bacteria.

Results will be provided within 3 working days after sample receipt.

Qualitative or quantitative detection?
Qualitative detection

Which method is applied?
Samples are tested for sulphate-reducing bacteria by applying our specific VIT® gene probes. Results are displayed as obvious presence/absence verification. Alternatively, you may also request a percentage indication of living bacteria contained in your sample.

Which requirements are important?

  • Water samples: Minimum 150 ml
  • Basic materials: Please contact us.
  • Biofilm: Please request our biofilm sampling protocol.


In case you require a quantitative detection, we recommend: Quantification of sulphate-reducing bacteria (SRB).

Identical microscopic image after analysis with the test kit: phase contrast, sulphate-reducing bacteria shines specifically red.
Identical microscopic image after VIT® analysis: phase contrast, sulphate-reducing bacteria shines specifically red.


  • detection of sulphate-reducing bacteria
  • only living bacteria are detected
  • short time-to-result
  • maximum specificity
  • detection is based on the reliable VIT® gene probe technology
  • analysis of a variety of sample materials (water, biofilms, raw materials)