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BAX® System Standard PCR Assay for Yeast and Mold

Yeast and mold cause various degrees of deterioration and decomposition of food. Products that contain yeast and mold cells do not usually cause human illness, but high levels of these organisms cause products to look, smell or taste bad. This can result in substantial economic losses and diminish the brand and appeal of the product. The BAX System PCR Assay for Yeast and Mold gets you results in two days (for enriched samples), and the same day for direct testing. Bringing the power of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to your facility provides greater accuracy, exceptional sensitivity, and faster time to results. The system is easy to use--tabulated reagents reduce operator error, and the BAX closed-cap system avoids amplicon contamination. You can even detect presence/absence against your own customizable action thresholds.

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PCR Assay Yeast and Mold


Benefits

  • Results in two days for enriched samples; same day results for direct testing
  • Automated DNA-based analysis instead of subjective plate counts
  • Reliably detects as low as 10 cfu/g in enriched samples
  • Tableted reagents reduce operator error
  • Closed-cap system avoids amplicon contamination in the lab
  • LIMS-compatible electronic data for easy storage, sharing and retrieval
  • Results in 3.5 hours processing
  • Can be customized to your lab’s action level for different food products

Specifications

  • Target: Yeast and mold
  • Matrices:   Yogurt, cornstarch, milk-based powdered infant formula
  • Enrichment time:   ~44 hours
  • PCR time:   3.5 hours
  • Detection level:   Can be set as low as 10-50 cfu/g for pooled samples, or 25-1000 cfu/g for non-pooled samples
  • Validations:
    • AOAC Research Institute - Performance Tested Method #010902 - validated on yogurt, cornstarch, milk-based powdered infant formula

Catalog No.

Legacy Order Code  Hygiena Product Code Description Quantity
D12522091 KIT2015 BAX® System Assay for Yeast & Mold  96 tests per kit
D12522119 KIT2014 BAX® System Assay for Yeast & Mold Supplement Kit  
D12685005 N/A BAX® System Assay for Yeast & Mold Kit + 3 Supplement Kits  

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