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PIKA 4e S. diastaticus PCR Test Kit

PIKA 4everyone Diastaticus Test Kit


48 tests/kit


  • Test beer and yeast samples for Saccharomyces cerevisiae var. diastaticus in two hours
  • Real-Time PCR test delivers quantitative, objective results
  • Automatic analysis with Open qPCR allows anyone to run tests


Saccharomyces cerevisiae var. diastaticus is a super-attenuating variant of brewer's yeast which can grow in finished beer, producing a secondary fermentation which creates unwanted tastes, causes alcohol level non-compliance, and creates a pressure build-up which can lead to exploding bottles. S. diastaticus is morphologically identical to brewers yeast, yet can break down long chain polysaccharides in finished beer.

The PIKA 4e S. diastaticus test kit tests for and quantifies S. diastaticus in beer and yeast slurry samples. Includes all reagents needed to extract and amplify DNA using Real-Time PCR. 48 reactions/test kit.


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 #2402-49

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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