We test your samples using our leading edge technology to deliver quantitative results on the same day.
Service Labs for rqmicro method
The combination of immunomagnetic separation (IMS) using our specific proprietary antibodies and flow cytometry (FCM) provide high quality data in record time. The results consist of total and viable Legionella pneumophila counts including viable but non-culturable (VBNC) cells. Today’s standard method does not detect them.
Numerous clients ranging from hospitals and hotels to water laboratories and research institutes profit from rqmicro’s ultrafast and reliable Legionella testing service.
Total and Viable Cell Count (TCC and VCC)
We determine the total and viable cell count (TCC and VCC) of your samples using flow cytometry (FCM).
The heterotrophic plate count and current gold standard represents only a fraction of the actual VCC since only a part of the cells present in a sample can be cultivated on agar. The TCC and VCC however is not only an important parameter for comparing the general microbiological status of water samples, but also for monitoring progress after heat treatments or chlorination.
With flow cytometry (FCM), a culture-independent technique, all fluorescence labelled cells present in a sample, also viable but non-culturable (VBNC) or dead cells, are quantified accurately in a matter of minutes. The populations of living and dead cells can be distinguished by using different fluorescent dyes.
Numerous clients ranging from hospitals and hotels to water laboratories and research institutes profit from rqmicro’s ultrafast and reliable testing service.
We are constantly expanding our offer and are always interested in collaborating with partners from industry and academia to pursue common goals. If you see the opportunity for a joint project in large or small scale, please contact us.
If you are looking for customized microbiological analysis, please do not hesitate to contact us for an offer.