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BAX® System Standard PCR Assay for Yeast and Mold

Yeast and mold cause various degrees of deterioration and decomposition of many food products. Although these bacterium do not cause many human illnesses, they are spore formers that can release toxins once ingested. Moreover, yeast and molds can negatively impact shelf life and appeal of product, thus causing economic losses. Compared to conventional methods that take up to 7 days, the BAX System PCR assay for Yeast and Mold provides results in two days for enriched products, and same day results when product is direct tested. The protocols associated with this assay are customizable for actionable thresholds, proving the true power and robustness of PCR technology.

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BAX Assay Kit2015 Yeast and Mold


  • Results in two days for enriched samples; same day results for direct testing
  • Automated DNA-based analysis instead of subjective plate counts
  • Tableted reagents reduce operator error
  • Closed-cap system avoids amplicon contamination in the lab
  • Results in 3.5 hours processing
  • Can be customized to your lab’s action level for different food products


  • Target: Yeast and mold
  • 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

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  

Applications & Validations

 Validated Matrices for BAX® System Assays

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Yeast & Mold


Approved Matrices

Validation Reference

 BAX® System PCR Assay for

Yeast & Mold

KIT2015 (Kit #D12522091)

 Validated on using the enriched protocol for yogurt, corn starch and milk‐based powdered infant formula (for thresholds of 10‐1000 cfu/g)

AOAC PTM #010902

Fit For Purpose Applications Data for BAX® System Yeast and Mold Assays

Product Category




Corn Starch

Yeast & Mold

Infant Formula (Milk)

Yeast & Mold


Fruit Flavored Yogurts

Yeast & Mold

Greek Yogurt

Yeast & Mold


Yeast & Mold


Rice/Rice Flour

Yeast & Mold


Grilled Cooked Chicken

Yeast & Mold

Raw Chicken Thigh

Yeast & Mold


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