Centrifuge Tubes

Next Day Science offers a complete line of conical bottom centrifuge tubes and microcentrifuge tubes. 

 Next Day Science provides 15ml and 50ml conical bottom centrifuge tubes. These tubes are produced in a Class 100,000 clean room under ISO 9001:2000 quality management systems using USP class VI virgin polypropylene. This ensures that every tube meets the highest quality standards available in the industry. 

22 product(s) found

10mL Polypropylene Centrifuge Tubes

Item #: 629X Series
from: $270.10 sale: $180.00

15mL Centrifuge Tubes

Item #: 626X Series
from: $126.50 sale: $84.00

15mL Polypropylene Centrifuge Tubes

Item #: 626X-2 Series
from: $201.70 sale: $134.00

15mL Polystyrene Centrifuge Tubes

Item #: 626X-3 Series
from: $201.70 sale: $134.00

15ml&50ml Standard Centrifuge Tubes

Item #: B1 Series
from: $50.95 sale: $50.94

5mL MacroTube Rack

Item #: C2590
from: $39.50 sale: $29.00

Centrifuge Tube, 5m

Item #: C1005-T5 Series
from: $40.00 sale: $34.00

Conical Bottom Centrifuge Tubes

Item #: C2600 Series
from: $135.00 sale: $70.00

Diamond MAX Centrifuge Tube

Item #: 6297
from: $241.50 sale: $161.00

FlowTubes for Flow Cytometry Instruments

Item #: T90x Series
from: $105.93 sale: $60.00

Micro Tube Boxes

Item #: B3 Series
from: $76.43 sale: $73.35

Microcentrifuge Tube Rack, Reversible

Item #: R1050
from: $43.00 sale: $32.00

Microcentrifuge Tubes

Item #: B2 Series
from: $92.53 sale: $88.80

Qwik-Snap MicroTubes

Item #: C3000 Series
from: $15.95 sale: $13.88

SpectraTube Rainbow Capped Centrifuge Tubes

Item #: C2700 Series
from: $154.00 sale: $89.00

SureSeal S Microcentrifuge Tubes

Item #: C2000 Series
from: $14.50 sale: $10.00

15 & 50mL General Purpose Centrifuge Tubes

Item #: 628X Series
from: $142.70 sale: $95.00

15mL Centrifuge Tube, Acrylic (AC)

Item #: 62XX Series
from: $246.00 sale: $164.00

50mL Centrifuge Tube, Polypropylene

Item #: 624X Series
from: $255.20 sale: $170.00

50mL Centrifuge Tube, Polystyrene

Item #: 625X Series
from: $255.80 sale: $171.00

5mL Centrifuge Tube

Item #: C2500 Series
from: $39.50 sale: $29.00

Microcentrifuge Tube-PCR Rack, 80 Well, Reversible

Item #: 188450001
from: $43.50 sale: $35.67

Centrifuge Tubes Questions & Answers

A centrifuge tube is a calibrated glass or plastic container that is cylinder-shaped. These containers are placed in centrifuge slots so that various materials can be analyzed and separated. It’s common for lab technicians to use centrifuge tubes to test solid-liquid or liquid samples. These are high strength, precision-made containers that can hold a variety of substances safely.

Glass tubes are able to handle most solvents, but are more expensive and breakable. Cleaned like other lab glassware, they are sterilized in an autoclave, but must be handled carefully because even the smallest scratches can precipitate failure during the intense rigors of the spinning of a centrifuge.

Plastic centrifuge tubes, on the other hand, are less expensive and, if cared for properly, can be just as effective and durable as glass. Because plastic can be challenging to clean and sterilize, they are usually disposable.

Various samples are put into the centrifuge tubes by lab technicians and then secured in the centrifuge. A centrifuge has a certain number of slots available to insert tubes, and most centrifuges have a protective cover that must be closed before starting the spin cycle. Tubes are rotated at designated speeds until the denser particles in each substance gather at the point farthest from the axis and the less dense particles gather at the point that is closest to the axis.  

It is critical to balance a lab centrifuge machine with care. This is done by using samples and tubes that basically have the same weight or a combination of weights that create balance. Even a small differential in the load mass can contribute to an overall imbalance when the rotor is working at high speeds. That imbalance can strain the spindle and can either cause damage to the centrifuge machine or personal injury. Some centrifuges have a warning system that will automatically detect an imbalance.

It’s important to check the rotor and locking mechanism after loading in the centrifuge tubes and before starting the centrifuge machine. To avoid injury, never touch moving rotors.

It is also possible to aerosolize hazardous samples during the spinning of the centrifuge tubes. Modern centrifuge machines and tubes are designed to avoid these dangers.  The rotor can be loaded with samples with a hood and the rotor lid then shut. Then, the rotor and tubes with samples are transferred to the centrifuge. This allows the rotor to be attached to the centrifuge without ever having to open the lid. Once the centrifuge is run, the complete rotor with lid is removed from the centrifuge back to the hood. This keeps the centrifuge tubes and samples within an enclosed system during handling and spinning.

Traditionally, centrifuge tubes have been made of glass but now they are often created using USP class VI virgin polyproplyene. They are produced in a Class 100,000 clean room, with ISO 9001:2000 quality management systems. Sizes typically range from 15ml to 50ml conical bottom centrifuge tubes, and microcentrifuge tubes are available, too. Disposable microliter tubes are used in microcentrifuges, and are a semi-conical shape, with hinged, sealing caps. The larger samples are spun in bottles, rather than tubes, and there are plastic, shatterproof versions with sealing closures to avoid leakage. These lighter weight, plastic, unbreakable tubes help prevent imbalance and personal injury. The modern centrifuge machines can automatically detect imbalance and have features that prevent accidental contact with rotors once the centrifuge machine is in operations.

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