Microbe ID Genetic Information

  • Most oilfield microbiology uses the most probable number (MPN) method which is obtained by performing a serial dilution in triplicate using bacterial growth. This is the most economical method and therefore, the most popular.
  • However, some customers require more detailed information about their bacterial population.
  • Molecular technology can yield more extensive information about a water sample’s likely bacterial profile. This is done by either qPCR or complete genetic sequencing.
  • BTS now offers these microbial identification services to complement our suite of oilfield microbiology products and services.


If you are interested in these exciting new services, contact us for more information.

For more information, please call us at (281) 531-5319 or contact us here.