Outsource your microbial analysis
LuminUltra’s laboratories offer industry-leading molecular testing solutions and services. Our team of experts is here to work with you from sample collection to data interpretation to understand what microbial and pathogen activity is having the greatest impact on your systems in applications including:
- Microbial Source Tracking (MST): Identify sources of fecal contamination
- Pathogen and virus detection: Including SARS-CoV-2, Monkeypox, Legionella and more
- Corrosion targets: Test for all common threats including Sulfate Reducing Bacteria (SRB), Sulfur-Oxidizing Bacteria (SOB), Iron Reducing Bacteria (IRB), and Methanogens
Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)
With our Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) service, you get a complete overview of prokaryotic activity in your sample. NGS sequences the 16S rRNA gene, present in all bacteria and archaea, allowing for differentiation and identification of all microbes present. See trends, understand the cause-and-effect relationships of microbes on processes and determine if failures or contamination are due to microbial activity. Our comprehensive NGS report includes application-relevant concentrations and insights, and identifies problematic organism types.
Our NGS service is relied on by customers in a variety of industries around the world to help them act with confidence.
Microbial Source Tracking
Fecal bacteria in water sources are a common problem that can pose a serious health risk for the public, as well as economic losses for industries relying on coastal waters. Confirm the origin of fecal pollution and other health risks with our proven MST services.
Identify DNA from multiple animals, including: Humans, dogs, cattle, swine, poultry, horses, ruminants (deer, elk, goats, cows, sheep), and birds.
Pathogen testing for viruses and bacteria
Stay on top of threats to human health with our range of testing targets on a variety of sample types.
Wastewater-based epidemiology: Gain rapid and non-invasive insights into the health of large or targeted populations. Targets include SARS-CoV-2 and associated variants and Monkeypox. Contact us to learn more about available assays.
Test a range of sample types including surfaces, solids, water and wastewater for pathogenic viruses and bacteria in your samples. Our pathogen testing services provide genetic evidence for the presence of a variety of targets, including:
Prevent microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC)
Understand threats to your infrastructure from unseen microbial activity that can cause serious equipment degradation and failure, process interruptions, safety hazards, and product quality issues.
Our MIC services can test for a range of targets including:
- Total Archaea
- Total Bacteria
- Iron-reducing Bacteria
- Corrosive Methanogens (micH)
- Total Methanogens
- Sulfur-oxidizing Bacteria
- Sulfate-reducing Bacteria
- Total Prokaryotes
Start your Corrosion management plan with an NGS run to perform a full microbial community analysis for a complete picture.
We work with you to help identify the best targets for your needs.
Listed below are some of our available assays. We regularly work with customers to develop assays specific to their needs. Contact us to learn more.
|Bacteria & Archaea (NGS-BA)||MRSA (femA, mecA162, mecA99, Nuc, SCN, TetM)|
|Fungi & Oomycetes (NGS-FU)||Adenovirus ddPCR|
|Total Archaea (GC-TA)||Enterovirus ddPCR|
|Total Bacteria (GC-TB)||Norovirus (GI, GII)|
|Total Prokaryotes (GC-TP)||Rotavirus ddPCR|
|Total Fungi (GC-TF)||SARS-CoV-2 (N1, N2, Del69/70, P681R, WT-69, WT-E484, WT-P681)|
|E. coli (GC-LS) ||Bird (GFD)|
|Iron-reducing Bacteria (GC-IR)||Chicken (CP2-9-EPA)|
|Legionella sp. (GC-LS)||Cow (M2-EPA1, M3-EPA2)|
|Legionella pneumophila (GC-LP)||Dog (DG3-EPA, BacCan-UCD, DF475F)|
|Methanogens (GC-ME)||Elk / Deer (EF990R)|
|Methanogens-Corrosive (GC-MC)||Goose (CGOF1, CGOF2)|
|Sulfur-oxidizing Bacteria (GC-SO)||Gull (Gull4)|
|Sulfate-reducing Bacteria (GC-SR)||Horse (HoF597F)|
|Campylobacter ddPCR||Pig (Pig2Bac, Pig2Bac ddPCR)|
|Enterococcus faecalis||Poultry (CL)|
|General Bacteroidetes||Beaver (BeaPol01)|
|General Enterococcus||Ruminant (Rum2Bac, BacR)|
|E. coli O157:H7||Sewage (BacV4V5-1, BacV6-21)|
|Salmonella ddPCR||Human (HF183, HF183 ddPCR, HF183/BacR287, HumM2-EPA, HumM2-EPA ddPCR, BtH. BsteriF)|
LuminUltra's Sample Preservation Kit
LuminUltra’s Sample Preservation Kit ensures the microbiome of the sample is preserved as sampled, ensuring the most accurate results regardless of location or time of sampling.
Submit a variety of sample types via the Sample Preservation Kit, including solids, surface swabs, water and wastewater. Samples ship at ambient temperatures and via standard mail, with no need for cold chain shipping.
Discover the LuminUltra difference
We’re here to help. Our team of experts is available to help you from designing your sampling plan to interpreting your results. Customers around the world, including the CDC, have trusted us with a range of sample types and applications.
Our Florida lab is accredited to the international standard ISO17025:2017 by A2LA.
We are with you to support from project design to results. Our reporting includes the quantifiable data you need as well as key insights to understand what actions to take next.
We leverage advances in genetic technology including digital PCR (dPCR), enabling you to make scientifically-sound decisions.
We have worked with hundreds of organizations to analyze thousands of samples per year while ensuring quality and accuracy for each client