Perform a complete Microbial Community Analysis
Being able to identify and quantify the microorganism present in a sample enables you to diagnose and take action to resolve complex problems, including microbial corrosion, biofouling, and wastewater treatment performance.
With LuminUltra’s Microbial Community Analysis (MCA) services, you get a complete overview of microbial activity within your sample. Our MCA solutions sequence marker regions present in all bacteria/archaea (16S), allowing for differentiation and identification of all microbes present.
This deeper level of insight enables you to better understand the cause and effect relationships certain microbes have on your processes – good or bad – as well as evaluate trends and targets for further investigation.
The LuminUltra advantage: a complete, end-to-end solution
We offer a complete solution from sample collection to result, including sample preservation and preparation, sequencing, bioinformatics and insightful reporting via our web dashboard.
Our comprehensive NGS report includes application-relevant concentrations and insights, and identifies problematic organism types.
Sample with confidence
With the LuminUltra Sample Preservation Kit, you can ensure the microbiome of the sample is preserved as sampled for the most accurate results regardless of location or time of sampling.
You can 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.
Results interpretation with the GeneCount® Dashboard
GeneCount® Dashboard ensures you achieve the greatest benefit from your testing program, including application-relevant concentrations and insights and identification of problematic organism types. With the GeneCount® Dashboard you can perform additional analyses on your sample, identify trends over time and easily share results within your organization.
Comprehensive and quantifiable
Our NGS service includes qPCR testing which quantifies the entire community of interest. This results in more valuable reporting, giving you both the relative abundance numbers of what’s in your sample as well as the actual concentration quantities in cells/mL.
Identify trends over time
With the NGS Dashboard you don’t have to worry about large, unwieldy spreadsheets. Easily manipulate your data, examine specific functional groups such as ammonia-oxidizing and sulfate-reducing, and identify trends over time.
Collaborate and share your results
We make the data easy to communicate with your internal stakeholders, including data visualizations, trend analysis and application-specific concentrations and insights.
Mitigating capital upgrades to a wastewater treatment plant using DNA sequencing
Learn how a municipality weighing a capital upgrade to its wastewater treatment plant used LuminUltra’s GeneCount® NGS service to understand the microbial community in their system. Operators knew the expensive project would improve treatment performance and bring the plant into compliance, but was there a better, less-costly alternative?
Discover the LuminUltra difference
Customers around the world and in a wide variety of industries rely on our NGS service for their testing needs.
Organisms are classified to the genus level, showing you the total picture of what’s in your system.
NGS run is combined with a Total Prokaryote qPCR assay allows the calculation of the concentration of each genus.
Take advantage of a best-in-class two week turn-around-time globally.
Metabolic functions are assigned to the genera present in the sample, helping you to interpret your results via our comprehensive web dashboard.