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PIKA 4e Acetic Acid Bacteria PCR Test Kit

PIKA 4everyone Acetic Acid Bacteria Beer Spoiler Test Kit


48 tests/kit


  • Test beer samples for Acetic Acid Bacteria in two hours
  • Real-Time PCR test delivers quantitative, objective results
  • Automatic analysis with Open qPCR allows anyone to run tests


Acetic acid bacteria are aerobic beer spoilers which spoil beer by the production of acetic acid.

The PIKA 4e Acetic Acid Bacteria test kit screens for and quantifies all acetics, including Acetobacter, Gluconacetobacter, and Gluconobacter, as well as several rarer species. Includes all reagents needed to extract and amplify DNA using Real-Time PCR. 48 reactions/test kit.

Detected Species



Sensitivity10 CFU/mL (direct PCR)
1 cell/sample (enriched)
PCR Time75 minutes
Compatible SamplesBeer, yeast slurry, colonies, environmental
ControlsPositive, negative, internal inhibition
Automatic AnalysisSupported with Open qPCR
Shipping TemperatureAmbient
Storage Temperature2 – 8 °C
ManufacturerPIKA Weihenstephan
Manufacturer Part #2401-15

Easy Workflow

Brewing Quality Solution Workflow
  • 20 minutes hands-on time.
  • Samples may be directly tested for 2 hour results.
  • Pre-enrichment with PCR-grade FastOrange increases sensitivity & degrades dead cells.
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