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Detect all lactic acid producing species of Lactobacillus and Pediococcus. This kit is intended for hygiene practice quality control applications in breweries producing both sour and non-sour beer.

The PIKA 4e Lactobacillaceae test kit detects and quantifies all lactic acid producing species, including those unable to grow in packaged beer. Kit includes all reagents needed to extract and amplify DNA using Real-Time PCR. 48 reactions/test kit.

Detected Species

All Lactobacillus species
All Pediococcus 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 #2401-32

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.


Product Manual Download
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) Download