Lab Service

We test your samples using our leading edge technology to deliver quantitative results on the same day.

Service Labs with rqmicro Rapid Tests

The rqmicro Legionella rapid test is currently available as a service with the following water microbiology laboratories.

Please contact the service lab in your region to receive more information or get in touch with us through the contact form.

rqmicro
rqmicro AG

   Schlieren, Switzerland

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Kytos
Kytos

 Ghent, Belgium

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Bio-Chemisches Laboratorium
BCL

   Lautrach, Germany

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Berliner Wasserbetriebe
Berliner Wasserbetriebe

 Berlin, Germany

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Would you like to be on this list as a service lab?

rqmicro is looking for partners to expand in Europe and also USA, China. Please reach out through the contact form.

Our Services

Legionella pneumophila

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 which cannot be detected by today's standard, culture dependent method. 

Numerous clients ranging from hospitals and hotels to water laboratories and research institutes profit from rqmicro’s ultrafast and reliable Legionella testing service.

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Total Cell Count

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. However, the TCC and VCC not only are important parameters used for the comparison  of microbiological status of water samples, but also for monitoring the effectiveness of heat or chemical disinfection programs. 

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.

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Custom Projects

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.

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