When you rapidly spin a mixed substance in a container, the centrifugal force applied on the contents forces it to separate. Liquids separate from the solid elements, just like cream made from milk. A laboratory centrifuge accomplishes the same task with bodily fluids, giving analyzers a more accurate sample to test patients for diseases and conditions. This device is imperative for accurate testing in laboratories, and is necessary for both patient care and research.
MFI Medical carries Unico and Medco brand laboratory centrifuges, including the following:
- Unico PowerSpin Centrifuge series (LX, FX, DX, HX, HXV, BX).
- Unico Micro-Hematocrit Centrifuge.
- Unico Porta-Spin Portable Centrifuge.
- Medco SuperSpin Centrifuge.
Centrifuge Accessories and Replacement Parts
Without tubes, rotors, or adapters, a centrifuge would be purposeless. Unico offers a wide variety of applicable accessories, including replacement gaskets, rotors, tubes ( tube adapters for different sized tubes), and tube racks. Tube adapters can be added to adjust tubes of different sizes to the same centrifuge, while tube racks can keep centrifuge stations organized with easy to find tubes and rotors.
How to Care for Your Centrifuge
As centrifuges are a vital part of any laboratory, it’s important to keep this instrument clean and sterile. Here’s some tips on the care and maintenance of your centrifuge.
- Unplug your centrifuge from any outlet, and make sure to clean it on a flat surface.
- Centrifuges should be cleaned daily.
- Only use approved disinfectants for sterilization, but warm water and a mild detergent can be used to clean the device on the surface.
- Do NOT pour water directly into the chamber, as this can damage sensors, seals, and wiring inside.
- If a tube breaks, leaks, or otherwise the sealed compartment is contaminated, disinfect the device as soon as possible.
Don't Miss Deals on Centrifuges
MFI Medical loves working closely with trusted medical brands to bring you the items you need to keep your hospital or laboratory running smoothly. When it comes to centrifuges and their accessories, we strive to bring you the best pricing. In addition, be sure to check our Specials page to see any deals and discounts we offer throughout the year.