Enzytec™ Color GlucaTest®

Art. No.: E3500 / E3550

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Enzytec™ Color GlucaTest®

Art. No.: E3500 / E3550

Intended use

Quantitative determination of high molecular weight ß-Glucan from barley in malt-mash and wort (EBC 4.16.3, MEBAK, in combination with sample extraction method EBC 4.5.1. The assay does not involve any enzyme, the reaction is a chemical / colorimetric reaction (therefore it belongs ot the product line Enzytec™ Color).

Two test-kits are available for respectively 40 tests (Art. No. E3500) and 160 tests (Art. No. E3550).

General Information

The determination of the ß-Glucan concentration is important for the malt and beer industry.

The test has been developed by the company NovaBiotec – Dr. Fechter GmbH and production has been transferred to R-Biopharm AG. The raw materials and the production procedures for the original GlucaTest® Rapid assay (NovaBiotec) and the new Enzytec Color Gluca Test kits are identical. Only the packaging has been slightly changed in order to fit to the new production facilities.


  • Easy: Principle of photometric test; without special sample preparation; without additional laboratory equipment.
  • Fast: Results after 30 minutes reaction time & quasi-online process control is possible.
  • Favorable: Savings compared to conventional methods of analysis.
  • Reliable: High correlation between photometric and fluorometric methods.
Art. NoE3500 / E3550
Test format• GlucaTest S125 (E3500) = 40 tests
(1 x 125 ml solution A + calibrator set),
• GlucaTest L500 (E3550) = 160 tests
(4 x 125 ml solution A + calibrator set)
Sample preparationThe method for sample preparation has been described under EBC method 4.5.1 (Extract of malt: Congress mash). It is mandatory to prepare the samples according to this method if the test is used according to EBC 4.16.3.
Incubation time30 minutes
Validated matrices

barley in malt-mash and wort

Detected analyte


EvaluationColorimetric assay (550 nm)