MAGPIX Instrument

Multiply the power of your potential

A simple, affordable, and compact solution for multiplexing


MAGPIX® is the simplest, most affordable, and most compact of Luminex’s xMAP® instruments. This compact multiplexing unit performs up to 50 different tests in a single reaction volume and reads a 96-well-plate in just 60 minutes. MAGPIX features self-cleaning routines and magnetic bead compatibility (with MagPlex® beads), making the instrument easy to learn and easy to use. MAGPIX can be ordered with a laptop PC instead of a desktop PC.


Experience the power of MAGPIX and perform up to 50 tests in a single reaction volume.


The MAGPIX system features an innovative design based on CCD imaging technology that allows for a more compact, robust system. It’s also easy to operate and maintain with streamlined start-up and shutdown protocols and minimal maintenance requirements. MAGPIX is supported by a broad menu of commercially available assay kits, as well as reagents to build your own assays.



Key MAGPIX Features


  • Multiplexing: Up to 50 analytes per sample
  • Sensitivity: Approximately 106 copies of DNA or single-digit picogram levels of protein
  • Dynamic Range (Typical): ≥3.5 logs
  • Read Time: 96-well plate in ≤ 60 min (up to 4,800 tests/hour)
  • Daily Start-Up/Shut-Down: ≤ 15 min
  • Foot Print: three ft linear bench space




Let MAGPIX empower your work with:


  • Affordability: Benefit from an affordable multiplexing solution that costs up to 4X less than comparable ELISA assays.*
  • Versatility: Transition to multiplexing at your own pace and exponentially grow your data.
  • Flexibility: Achieve a wider array of goals with the ability to analyze both proteins and nucleic acids.
  • Compact size: Reduce clutter with a compact instrument requiring less linear bench space.
  • Efficiency: Measure up to 50 targets in a single reaction volume and dramatically reduce sample input.
  • Assay support: Leverage a broad array of commercially available kits as well as reagents for user-developed assays.


*Price per result based on comparison of xMAP 42-plex kit to ELISA kits containing the same analytes.

Product Details
Multiplexing Capability Up to 50 individual analytes
Reagent Compatibility MagPlex® magnetic microspheres
Dynamic Range (Typical) ≥ 3.5 logs
Microplate Type 96-well plate
Reading Speed 96 wells ≤ 60 mins
Sample Temperature Control 35° – 60° C (95° – 131° F)
Sample Volume Uptake 20 – 200 μL
Probe Piercing Yes
Auto Adjust-Probe Height Yes
Daily Start-Up ≤ 15 minutes
Detection CCD Imager
Reporter Channel Excitation 511 nm
Classification Channel Excitation 621 nm
Physical Characteristics
Power 110 – 120 VAC or 200 – 240 VAC and 50 – 60 Hz
Dimensions 16.5 cm W x 60 cm D x 43 cm H (6.5″ W x 23.5″ D x 17″ H)
Weight 17.5 kg (38.5 lbs)
All Luminex instrumentation is marked in compliance with electrical/safety device standards for appropriate regions. For details on approvals and standards compliance please contact Luminex.
IQ/OQ Services
Installation Qualification (IQ) and Operational Qualification (OQ) services are performed by Luminex Field Service Engineers, and are critical to ensuring that your instrument is properly installed and operating according to specifications. For more information, please click here, contact your Luminex representative, or email
†For more detail, see the MAGPIX Specification Sheet.

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Ordering Information

Contact Luminex Online Order Management
Phone: 1-512-336-3550
Toll Free: 1-866-401-5450
Fax: 1-512-219-0544
Fax (Europe, Middle East, Asia, India): +31 (0)73 800 1998


Product Part Number


Product Part Number
MAGPIX Calibration Kit (25 uses) MPX-CAL-K25
MAGPIX Drive Fluid (4 pk) MPXDF-4PK
MAGPIX Performance Verification Kit (25 uses) MPX-PVER-K25


Product Part Number Description
21 CFR Part 11 XPON4.2-21-CFR For laboratories working under the FDA’s 21 CFR Part 11 regulations, xPONENT® offers multilevel user management, full audit trail, electronic records and electronic signatures
Automation Connectivity Module XPON4.2-AUTO The automation module along with a device driver enables communication between the reader and a front end automation platform
Extra Seat Licenses XPON4.2-SEATS  
LIS Connectivity Module XPON4.2-LIS This module allows communication with an external Laboratory Information System (LIS) database by allowing the export of patient result data and the import of patient sample information in ASTM format; connection to your LIS system may require the use of middleware
MAGPIX xPONENT 4.2 IQ/OQ Protocol VP-XPONENT4.2 Installation Qualification and Operational Qualification protocols provide documented evidence that the instrument has been installed and is operating according to Luminex guidelines and specifications
Security Module XPON4.2-SECURITY The secure xPONENT package includes all the basic functionality, plus allows an administrator to set up user access levels
xPONENT 4.2 XPON4.2 xPONENT software provides the basic functionality required for instrument control, data acquisition, and data reduction


Accessories & Spare Parts
Product Part Number
Call 512-336-3550 or toll-free 1-866-401-5450 for pricing
12-Month Preventive Maintenance Kit, MAGPIX CN-0287-01
Air Filter, 4.5 x 4.5 CN-0257-01
Bar Code Scanner CN-PC03-01
Drive Fluid Filter CN-0258-01
Heater Block, 96-Well Microtiter Plate CN-0224-01
Sample Probe Height Adjustment Kit CN-0263-01
Sample Probe Needle CN-0221-01
Sample to Valve Tubing Assembly CN-0259-01
Syringe, 500 µL Ball End CN-0262-01
Syringe Seal (Qty 1) for 6 month PM CN-0014-01
Waste Bottle Assembly CN-0261-01



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