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Probiotic Identification

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Probiotic Identification

Eurofins BioDiagnostics supports the identification of your raw material through your finished products. We offer unique services that can verify species, sub-species, and strain level identification. Eurofins is an active member of the International Probiotics Association (IPA).

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Services Offered for Probiotics
Blended / Finished Products
Blended / Finished Products

Affymetrix Microbiome Array

  • Sub-species level identification
  • Identification of blended up to 20 species in one sample

Bacterial or Fungal Microbiome

  • Species-level identification
  • Total population review
  • Semi-quantitative


  • Sub-species level identification
  • Total population review
  • Semi-quantitative
Single Species Identification
Single Species Identification
  • Bacteria Identification (16S)
  • Fungal Identification (ITS or 18S)
  • Commonly used for raw materials or investigations on isolates
  • Genus and most species-level identification

Single Species Identification Dendrogram

Strain Verification
Strain Verification
  • Verification for label claim or supplier
  • Both strain verification and identification options available
  • Assay development or method transfer

Current strain specific assays include:

  • Lactobacillus salivarius Ls-33
  • Lactobacillus plantarum Lp-115
  • Lactobacillus casei Lc-11
  • Lactobacillus reuteri 1E1
  • Bifidobacterium longum subsp. infantis Bi-26
  • Bifidobacterium breve Bb-03
  • Bifidobacterium bifidum Bb-06
  • Bifidobacterium longum subsp. longum Bl-05
  • Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG


R&D Support, Assay Development, & Method Transfer

Research & Development Support, Assay Development, & Method Transfer

  • To support the industry, Eurofins offers assay development when strain specific assays are not available
  • Eurofins also accepts customer methods for method transfer and validation
  • Identification and validation of strain-specific assays


Additional Microbial Identification & Genomics Services