A medical laboratory is a useful area where tests are carried out on clinical specimens to obtain information about the health of a patient to aid in diagnosis, treatment as well as prevention of disease. Clinical Medical laboratories are an example of applied science, as opposed to research laboratories that focus on basic science as found in some academic institutions.
Medical laboratories vary in size as well as complexity and so provide a variety of testing services. More comprehensive services can be found in acute-care hospitals as well as medical centers, where 75% of clinical decisions are based on laboratory testing.
Doctors offices and clinics, as well as skilled nursing and long-term care facilities, may have laboratories that offer more basic testing services. Commercial medical laboratories operate as independent businesses and offer testing that is otherwise not provided in other settings due to low test volume or complexity.
A laboratory incubator is a heated, insulated box utilized to grow as well as maintain microbiological or cell cultures. The incubator manages optimal temperature, humidity as well as gaseous content of the atmosphere inside. Several incubators include a programmable timer which may be set to cycle through diverse temperatures as well as humidity levels. The devices differ in size from table-top units to large systems the size of a cupboard.
Laboratory incubators offer a controlled, contaminant-free environment for safe, consistent work with cell and tissue cultures by regulating conditions including temperature, humidity, and CO2. Microbiological incubators are useful for the growth as well as storage of bacterial cultures.
Types and sizes abound, including dry bath incubators with single or dual blocks, biological oxygen demand (BOD) units ideal for insect or plant studies, shaking incubators, hybridization ovens, bioreactors, and a wide variety of laboratory test chambers. Searching the correct size for your particular application is an easy task, with sizes ranging from small tabletop units to room-size. Laboratory incubators are necessary for cell and tissue culture, biochemical and haematological studies, pharmaceutical work as well as food analysis.
A laboratory centrifuge is a piece of laboratory equipment, determined by a motor, which spins liquid samples at high speed. There are several types of centrifuges, depending on the size as well as the sample capacity.
Like entire other centrifuges, laboratory centrifuges work with the sedimentation principle, where the centripetal acceleration is used to separate substances of greater and lesser density.
Centrifuge tubes (also referred to as Eppendorf Tubes, Microfuge Tubes, Microcentrifuge Tubes) are precision-made, high-strength tubes of glass or plastic made to fit exactly in rotor cavities. They might vary in capacity from 50 mL down to much smaller capacities utilized in microcentrifuges extensively in molecular biology laboratories. Microcentrifuges classically accommodate disposable plastic microcentrifuge tubes with capacities from 250 μL to 2.0 mL.
Lab Biological Microscopes
As a clinician, lab supervisor or medical tech, you require a biological microscope that fit your requirements as well as job demands. Our biology microscopes are ideal for clinical, University as well as Institutional applications. Phase contrast microscopes are most excellent for viewing bacteria and blood cells. The phase contrast objectives as well as condenser ensure the user to view particles that are the same color as the background they are on.