BAX® System SalQuant™

First Real-Time PCR Application of Quantification

Hygiena is pioneering diagnostics with the ability to quantify Salmonella on the farm, throughout processing at critical control points, and at the final product for faster release or diversions using BAX® Q7 and our BAX® System Real-Time Salmonella Assay.

This application can be utilized throughout the beef, pork, and poultry industries to provide the precise amount of Salmonella to ultimately reduce consumer food safety risks.


SalQuant™ Tested Matrices

Over 50,000 samples ran to date on various matrices to generate the protocols.

Available Protocols for Matrices:


  • Comminuted Chicken - AOAC-RI PTM
  • Comminuted Turkey - AOAC-RI PTM
  • Whole Bird (carcass) Rinsates
  • Parts Rinsates
  • Boot Swabs
  • Ceca


  • Ground & Finely Textured Beef
  • Beef Trim
  • MicroTally™ Manual Sampling Device for Beef Trim


  • Ground Pork
  • Pork Trim
  • Head Rinses

Quantification Data Applications


  • Vaccine efficacy
  • Pre-Harvest antibiotic/probiotic efficiency
  • Flock house sanitation/cleaning monitoring
  • Determination of slaughter order
  • Source tracking of high load animals for corrective actions at farm level


  • New and existing chemical and physical intervention evaluations
  • Biomapping of process locations to monitor intervention efficacy
  • Process control documentation support
  • Precise knowledge of Salmonella location and level of contamination
  • Tracking from incoming lots to final product


  • Make release decisions faster for ground products contaminated with 1-10 CFU/g or mL (SalLimits™ or SalQuant™)
  • Faster results to make diversion decisions
  • Determine the true meaning of Salmonella prevalence by applying quantitative values to the results
  • Provide support data for prevalence testing to reduce consumer risk when positive lots are released

Proven Performance

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