centrifugation of blood collection tubes in wards, practices and small hospitals
preparation of “gel tubes” for virus testing
separation of cells and crystalline precipitates
Ideal for virus testing
The Labofuge® 300 is particularly suited to diagnostics and therapy of
viral diseases (HIV, hepatitis). In the field of virus testing, tubes with
a gel barrier (“gel tubes”) are increasingly used. Immediately
after a blood sample has been taken, these tubes must be spun. With gel tubes,
blood plasma is separated from red blood cells by a layer of gel after centrifugation.
The gel layer prevents mixing and resultant decomposition of viruses. The
tubes can be stored or transported to a laboratory for virus testing. Centrifuges
with fixed angle rotors are unsuitable for gel tubes, according to tube
Ideal for remote laboratories and doctors labs where gel tubes are used.
If the serum is left in contact with red cells it will eventually produce
erroneously high Potassium results. The Labofuge® 300
is a small medical centrifuge with swing-out rotor system. A rotor with buckets
for tubes up to a volume of 15 ml is included in the price.