DNeasy PowerMax Soil Kit

For the isolation of microbial DNA from large quantities of soil with low microbial load


  • Short isolation time of highly pure DNA from up to 10 g soil in 30 minutes
  • High-quality DNA recovery from low biomass samples from large sample quantities
  • Efficient elimination of humic substances and PCR inhibitors using Inhibitor Removal Technology
  • High-quality DNA that is ready to use in downstream applications    
DNeasy PowerMax Soil Kit (10)

Cat. No. / ID: 12988-10

For the isolation of microbial DNA from large quantities of soil with low microbial load
The DNeasy PowerMax Soil Kit is intended for molecular biology applications. This product is not intended for the diagnosis, prevention, or treatment of a disease.

Product Details

Biodensity of a soil or other environmental sample is not a problem when using the DNeasy PowerMax Soil Kit. This kit, designed for processing large sample quantities, will give researchers DNA samples free from PCR inhibiting compounds generally associated with soil DNA. Humic substances and the color from compost, manure and sediment are eliminated through Inhibitor Removal Technology. Resulting DNA is ready to use in a variety of downstream applications such as qPCR, Sanger sequencing and next-generation sequencing. Want to try this solution for the first time? Request a quote for a trial kit.

DNeasy PowerMax Soil Kit was formerly sold by MO BIO as PowerMax Soil DNA Isolation Kit.


Supporting data and figures


sampletypesProcessed soil, stool, gut material, biosolids
timeperrunorperprep30 minutes
storagetemperatureStore at room temperature(15-30°C)
formatSilica Spin Filter Tubes
bindingcapacityUp to 1 mg per filter
samplesizeUp to 10 g
processingBead beating
throughput2 samples
beadsize0.7 mm garnet


Quick-Start Protocols (1)


Are there important considerations for plasma generation and urine handling?

It is strongly advised to follow the recommendations for preparing sample material provided in the corresponding Protocol Sheet to ensure reliable results.

Plasma: It is recommended to perform plasma separation immediately after blood collection when using EDTA or citrate as anticoagulant to prevent the release of genomic DNA into the plasma fraction.

Urine: Because circulating cell-free DNA in non-stabilized urine samples is rapidly degraded after sample collection due to high nuclease activity, eluates may contain no DNA or exhibit low DNA concentration. Therefore, it is recommended to stabilize urine samples. Even when using stabilized urine, it is recommended to perform a centrifugation step immediately after stabilization to prevent the release of genomic DNA from cells. Alternatively, non-stabilized urine samples can be processed immediately after collection and centrifugation using ATL-pretreatment and automated DNA extraction as described in the corresponding Protocol Sheet.

FAQ ID - 3699