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BAX® System Real-Time PCR Assay for Campylobacter

Campylobacter is one of the most difficult pathogens to detect with conventional cultural confirmations due to the stringent microaerophilic environment. Conventional method labor and time consumption can be avoided by utilizing the MLG identified BAX System Real-Time Assay for Campylobacter jejuni/coli/lari coupled with Hygiena's validation and application library to achieve accurate and rapid detection across matrices.

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 BAX Assay Kit2018 Campylobacter


  • Clear yes-or-no results in as little as 3 hours for highly contaminated samples;
    27 hours for enriched matrices
  • Adopted by the United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA FSIS) for screening poultry rinses, sponges, and raw product samples for the presence of
    Campylobacter jejuni/coli/lari
  • Multiplex technology generates a positive result if any one of three pathogenic Campylobacter present
    (coli, jejuni, lari)
  • Validated to perform as well or better than standard reference methods for listed product types
  • Minimal components and simplified workflows to maximize efficiency and ease-of-use
  • Compatible with many other BAX® System assays for efficient processing
  • Internal controls included in every test to validate results even in absence of target


  • Real-time
  • Target: C. jejuni, C. coli and C. lari
  • Matrices:   Poultry carcass rinses, ready-to-eat products
  • Enrichment time:   24-28 hours, depending on food type, sample volume and enrichment media. Highly contaminated samples can be tested directly, without enrichment
  • PCR time:   90 minutes
  • Detection level:   10^4 cfu/mL, after enrichment
  • Validations:
    • AOAC Research Institute - Performance Tested Method #040702 - validated on processed turkey and poultry carcass rinses
    • USDA-FSIS MLG 41A.00 for screening Campylobacter in poultry rinses, sponge and raw product samples
    • NordVal International/NMKL - Certificate #039 - validated for poultry faeces on cloacae swabs for levels above 100 cfu/g

Catalog No.

Legacy Order Code  Hygiena Product Code Description Quantity
D12683449 KIT2018 BAX® System Real-time Assay for Campylobacter  96 tests per kit

Applications & Validations

 Validated Matrices for BAX® System Assays

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Campylobacter (C. jejuni, C. coli, C. lari)


Approved Matrices

Validation Reference

 BAX® System Real‐Time PCR Assay for

Campylobacter jejuni/coli/lari

KIT2018 (Kit #D12683449)

 Poultry carcass rinses, processed turkey AOAC PTM #040702
 Chicken cloacae swabs  NordVal Certificate #39
 For screening in poultry rinses, sponge and raw products  USDA FSIS MLG 41.04, 41A.00

Fit For Purpose Applications Data for BAX® System RT Campylobacter Assay

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Chicken Drumsticks

Real-Time Campylobacter

Poultry Carcass Rinses

Real-Time Campylobacter

Poultry Rinse, Sponge, & Raw Product Screening

Real-Time Campylobacter

Processed Turkey

Real-Time Campylobacter

Primary Production

Chicken Cloacae Swabs

Real-Time Campylobacter


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