Public Health Microbiology

Volume 268 of the series Methods in Molecular Biology pp 189-197

Immunomagnetic Separation of Pathogenic Organisms From Environmental Matrices

  • Gary P. YakubAffiliated with
  • , Kathleen L. Stadterman-KnauerAffiliated withThe Knauer Group

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One of the most difficult challenges in the analysis of environmental samples is to separate the organism of interest from a sample that is high in background debris. Immunomagnetic separation (IMS) is one technique that has been developed to accomplish this in a rapid and reliable assay.