An easy qualitative & quantification method for determination of microbiology in water testing:
  • Total Coliforms & E. coli (APHA Approved)
  • Enterococci (US EPA Approved, UK DWI Approved)
  • Cryptosporidium/Giardia (US EPA Approved, UK DWI Approved)
  • Heterotrophic Plate Count (HPC) (US EPA Approved)
  • Pseudomonas

Water Microbiology Test Kits

Invitrogen Magnets and Mixers

Manual Immunomagnetic Separation (IMS) Using Invitrogen® Products


Immunomagnetic separation is a regulatory agency-approved method used for the concentration and isolation of Cryptosporidium and Giardia in water. Accurately performing this task provides valuable information, giving an indication of public health significance. By utilizing IDEXX-provided Invitrogen products to execute the IMS method, the separation and isolation of such pathogens can be easy, rapid and accurate.


Manual IMS Products
Item Quantity Catalog Number
Dynabeads® Cryptosporidium Kit 1 mL (10 tests) 73001
Dynabeads Cryptosporidium Kit 5 mL (50 tests) 73011
Dynabeads Cryptosporidium/Giardia Combo Kit 1 mL (10 tests) 73002
Dynabeads Cryptosporidium/Giardia Combo Kit 5 mL (50 tests) 73012
Dynal® L10 tubes (5 pack) 5 tubes 74003
Dynal MX1 Mixer 1 unit (5-mL and L10 tubes) 15907
Dynal MX4 Mixer 1 unit 15910
Dynabeads MX Mixer Base 1 unit 15902
Dynal MPC-S Mixing Wheel 1 unit 15911
Dynal MPC®-1 Magnet 1 ea (owv 5–50 mL) 12001D
Dynal MPC-6 Magnet 1 ea (owv 5–15 mL) 12002D
Dynal MPC-S Magnet 1 ea (owv 20 µL–2 mL) A13346
Dynal Sample Mixer* 1 unit 94701
Dynal Sample Mixer Rod* 1 unit 94702
Dynal Sample Mixer Platform* 1 unit 94703


Note: MPC®-6 can be used as an alternative to MPC®-1.

* Available in U.S. only