Know Some Of The Basic Lab Equipment Pieces

By Jason A Smail | Health

Feb 25

In a study, especially research on a lab scale, various types of equipment are needed to support the success of the research. Laboratory equipment such as test tubes, microtubes, micropipets are some examples of laboratory equipment that are often used by researchers. The following is explained about several types of laboratory equipment. Aside from that, perhaps you also need to check out the recommended medios de cultivo for microbiology labs.

1. Tip

This tool is a pair of Micropipettes (see the Introduction to Micropipette posts) and the size is also available according to the size of the micropipette used. A general term that is widely used for different tip sizes is a blue tip, yellow tip, and enzyme tip.

The term blue tip is used to refer to tips for the size of 200 ul-1 ml, while yellow tips for sizes 10-200 ul and enzyme tips are used to refer to tips with sizes 0.5-10 ul. Some tips with modifications are provided for certain jobs such as inserting protein in the SDS-PAGE well.

2. Microtube

The term Microtube feels foreign to people of some countries, although most have been involved in the field of molecular biology. How come? Because in general, we call Microtube with Eppendorf, which is actually the name of the company that made the tool. Whereas in some countries the term Microtube is called E-tube, which stands for Eppendorf tube. There are 4 types of sizes, namely: 2 ml, 1.5 ml, 0.5 ml, and 0.2 ml.

E-tubes of size 2 ml and 1.5 ml are most often used in the daily work of molecular biology.

3. Reaction Tubes

It is a tube made of a type of plastic or glass which can resist shifts in temperature and is capable of withstanding chemical reactions. There is a test tube that is equipped with a lid and some are not closed. Consisting of various sizes depending on needs. The test tube is also called Test Tube or Culture tube. It is a lipless experiment tube which is usually utilized for cultivating microorganisms in a liquid as the medium.

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