LifeCheck Test Kits: Microbial Analysis, Quantification and Testing for Oilfield and Industrial Applications
|• Produced waters|
• Fracturing fluids
• Fresh water source/Recycled fluids
• Sales oil
• Drilling muds
• Glycols, amines and solvents
|• Pipe/Equipment walls
• Solids and scales
• Coupons and bioprobes
• Failure analysis
LifeCheck DNA is a series of innovative genetic tests for rapidly determining problematic microbial populations. It enables the detection and accurate quantification of specific microbes without the need for growth media.
LifeCheck DNA Features and Benefits
AccurateNo growth biases, no false negatives or false positives.
SafeNo use of needles, disposal of culture media, no chemicals.
InformativeData sent in an easy to understand report. Make informed mitigation decisions.
We can track your long-term data to notify you when microbial counts have changed and suggest appropriate action.
NACEMolecular methods are recognized in the NACE TM0212, TM0194 and other Standard Practices.
Cost EffectiveAccurate results within days instead of weeks. Make important mitigation decisions sooner.
Customizable AssaysDetermine the data that is most relevant for you.
EasyAnalyses do not have to be performed on living microorganisms, which makes it possible to preserve samples and send them several weeks afterwards.
LifeCheck DNA is culture-independent and therefore enables the detection of microorganisms that do not grow in MPN (most probable number) media-based assays and would otherwise remain unseen. LifeCheck DNA is based on two methods:
- qPCR (quantitative polymerase chain reaction), which works by measuring the amount of specific DNA present in the sample from microbes of interest. A single test can accurately determine the quantities of relevant microbes in any sample type.
- 16S rDNA sequencing, which will read the DNA of all microbes present in a sample, providing a full list of who is there. Perfect for when problematic microbes are suspected but are not known.
Total Microbes + SRB (sulfate reducing bacteria)
Customizable for species of interest
Total Microbes + SRB + Methanogens
Full 16S rDNA sequencing for all species in a sample
LifeCheck ATP Test Kit
LifeCheck ATP Test Kits detect the overall population of microbes and provide results in less than 5 minutes. Two versions are available depending on whether you wish to measure suspended (Planktonic kit) or surface (Sessile kit) microbial levels.
Check out the full contents here: ATP Test Kit Contents
LifeCheck PRD Kit
Using serial dilution vials of Phenol Red Dextrose (PRD) media, this kit detects heterotrophs and acid producers.
LifeCheck SRB Indicator Kit
Single-vial broth media enables an approximate quantification of SRB in 1 week. Good for quickly determining the presence/absence of SRB.
LifeCheck MPB Kit
Using conventional serial dilution vials of Modified Postgate’s B (MPB) media, this kit can provide an approximate quantification of facultative sulfate reducing bacteria (SRB) with a 28 day incubation
Agar dipslides provide a simple way to test for microbes and fungi that require oxygen (aerobic) to live. Suitable for industrial water applications.