Fast and specific detection of beverage-spoiling lactic acid bacteria

Qualitative detection of the beverage-spoiling genera Lactobacillus, Leuconostoc and Pediococcus

Item Number: 01230014

Lab analysis of lactic acid bacteria

Alcoholic as well as non-alcoholic beverages will be analyzed for presence of following genera of beverage-spoiling bacteria: Lactobacillus, Leuconostoc and Pediococcus.

Results will be provided within 3 working days after sample receipt, in case of readily enriched samples or grown colonies by the next working day.

Qualitative or quantitative detection?

Which method is applied?
The reliable VIT® gene probe technology.

Which requirements are important?
Product and raw material samples:

  • beer, wine, juices & soft drinks, minimum 100 ml
  • juice concentrates, minimum 25 ml
  • water samples (e.g. soda, rinsing water etc.), minimum 150 ml

Pre-enriched samples:

  • Pre-enriched bouillons (10 ml) or agar plates with colonies: This allows an acceleration in time-to-result (results are provided within 1 working day after sample receipt).


Ideal for an analysis of all relevant beverage spoilers: Screening "Beverage-spoiling microorganisms", especially for beer samples, we recommend the VIT® beer screening.

For an on-site analysis of your samples use our test kit VIT® Lactic Acid Bacteria.

Identical microscopic image: phase contrast (left), lactic acid bacteria shining red (right) after analysis with gene probe technology.
Identical microscopic image after VIT® analysis: phase contrast, lactic acid bacteria in red.


  • specific detection of Lactobacillus, Leuconostoc and Pediococcus
  • detection of living bacteria exclusively
  • fast detection
  • highest specificity
  • analysis of diverse sample material