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How to Choose the Right Microcentrifuge Tube for Your Needs

Compare volume, centrifugation limits, colors, package quantities, and special features using the selection chart.  Expand the topics below for more information about RCF, clarifiers, sealing, and other features.

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Microcentrifuge Tube Selection Chart

Microcentrifuge tubes can be specialized for specific tasks or designed for general purpose use. Consider whether you need a tube for just one task or if you would like a tube that will work throughout your entire experiment. Some of the common requirements for tubes are listed below.

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Centrifugation (RCF, temperature, and length of run. Click to expand.)

Clarity (The effects of clarifying additives. Click to expand.)

Closing and Sealing (Opening and closing forces; seal construction. Click to expand.)

Labeling (Click to expand.)

Packaging (Click to expand.)


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Can your tube pass all of these tests? Seal-Rite® can.
Seal-Rite 1.5 ml Microcentrifuge Tubes    
Centrifugation at 25,000 x g for extended periods Pass
No clarifiers to affect results Pass
Maintains a seal while boiling Pass
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