GeneCount™ qPCR

A complete, simplified qPCR workflow

A complete, simplified qPCR workflow

Monitoring the microbial activity in your wastewater treatment plant, can assist in improving process performance. Traditional microbial monitoring techniques can take weeks from sample to result. 

qPCR testing is the gold-standard for fast, accurate identification of specific microorganism targets in your wastewater treatment plant. Now this technology is available in a complete, simplified workflow, eliminating the need to source separate components or perform assay optimisation.

An end-to-end solution:

The GeneCount® Portfolio

GeneCount® brings everything together into a simplified, optimised workflow. Go from sample preservation to qPCR assay results in as little as 2 hours with an approachable methodology that simplifies each step of the way. Offerings include all consumables and equipment required to quickly get you running as soon as possible.

Maintain sample integrity with the GeneCount® qKit Preserve

Ensure your sample (solid, liquid, or surface swab) maintains its integrity from the moment its collected to when it’s ultimately testedEliminate causative agents of microbial community change such as biocides, organic substrates, and other compounds during storage. The GeneCount® qKit Preserve simplifies traditional preservation methods, allowing you to bring preservation right into the field and used directly after sampling. Test with confidence knowing your sample is representative of conditions on the ground and will therefore produce the most accurate results. 

Handle robust sample types with GeneCount® qKit Purify

Offering both manual and auto extraction methods, the GeneCount® qKit Purify uses magnetic bead purification, eliminating the need for corrosive chemicals. Our methodology has been optimised for sample types and overcomes inhibitors often found in wastewater. The result is purified DNA that is ready for direct addition to a qPCR assay mix.

Test for specific targets with GeneCount® qKit Assays

qPCR requires the careful optimisation of primers and probes to ensure accurate and repeatable detection of the target organisms. The GeneCount® qKit Assay kits have optimised concentrations of primers and probes that have already been validated on a range of sample types and the GeneCount® qPCR thermal cycler devices. Reagents come conveniently kitted in single use format, making them easier to use, with no excessive reagent handling or special storage required.

Select from a range of assays currently available for GeneCount® devices 

  • Total Methanogens
  • Total Archaea
  • Sulfate-Reducing Prokaryotes
  • Total Prokaryotes
  • Sulfur-Oxidising Bacteria
  • Total Bacteria
  • E. Coli