Acetic acid bacteria

Qualitative detection of the bacteria genera Acetobacter, Asaia,
Gluconoacetobacter and Gluconobacter in alcoholic beverages and soft drinks


Item Number: 01220003

Lab analysis: detection of beverage spoilage acetic acid bacteria

Alcoholic as well as non-alcoholic beverages will be analyzed for presence of following genera of beverage spoiling acetic acid bacteria: Acetobacter, Asaia, Gluconoacetobacter and Gluconobacter.

Results will be provided within three 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 or raw material samples:

  • beer, wine, juices and 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 of time-to-result (results are provided within 1 working day after sample receipt).


Detection of acetic acid bacteria is also part of our service Screening "Beverage-spoiling microorganisms".


Identical microscopic image: phase contrast (left), acetic acid bacteria shining specifically green (center) and red (right) after analysis with gene probe technology.
Identical microscopic image after VIT® analysis: phase contrast, acetic acid bacteria shine green and red.

Your Advantages

  • specific detection of acetic acid bacteria relevant for beverage industry

  • detection of living bacteria exclusively

  • short operational time

  • highest specificity

  • analysis of diverse sample material