The POSITIVE CONTROL MS2 is a freeze-dried water-soluble biological material, containing a specified amount of  MS2 bacteriophages.

Use this positive control to ensure a thorough quality control of your method to enumerate F-specific RNA bacteriophages (EN ISO 10705-2).


Kit content

4 bags of 5 units

  • Without defrosting
  • Rehydrate in sterile water
  • Temperature: -20°C
  • Shelf life: 9 months

Around 120 PFU per vial

What is requires by the regulations?

The laboratory must examine a reference control of MS2 with each series of samples.

Expert on microbiological risk management in water for more than 10 years, GL BIOCONTROL will help you implement this method in your lab.




Regulation EU 2020/741

Application field

Reused water for agricultural irrigation


F-specific RNA bacteriophages and/or somatic coliphages


ISO 10705-1, -2 and -3

Need an easy solution for the concentration of your water sample?

Learn more about VIRAPREP®, our concentration kit for somatic coliphages and F-specific RNA bacteriophages:

  • Turnkey solution
  • Significantly reduce the analysis time
  • Sample volume of 10 ml to 1 litre
  • Meet the Standard 10705-3
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