BAX® System SalQuant™

First Real-Time PCR Application of Quantification

Hygiena™ is pioneering One Health 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® System Q7 and our BAX® System Real-Time Salmonella Assay.

BAX® System SalQuant™ can be utilized throughout the beef, pork, and poultry industries to simplify the science of quantification with improved ease of use methods while reducing cost, labor, and error compared to traditional MPN methods.


BAX® System SalQuant™ Tested Matrices

Over 85,000 samples ran to date on various matrices to generate the protocols.

Available Protocols for Matrices:


  • Comminuted Chicken or Turkey - AOAC-RI PTM
  • Whole Bird (Carcass) Rinsates
  • Parts Rinsates
  • Boot, Dust, Feet, Cloacal Swabs
  • Poultry Pads (Cardboard or Straw)
  • Feed
  • Ceca
  • Crop
  • Lungs


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


  • Ground Pork
  • Pork Trim
  • MicroTally
  • Head Trim Rinses
  • Carcass Swab
  • Lymph Node

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
  • Monitoring animal status overtime
  • Screening for presence/absence of Salmonella


  • 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

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