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Clinical Centrifuges for Lipemia Removal, the STAT Lab, and More

Posted on May 03, 2022 by Colleen Holtkamp

Hettich centrifuges Helmer Scientific offers

Centrifuges are essential for preparing samples for analysis, and centrifugation is a critical step in many laboratory protocols. Clinical centrifuges are used for a variety of applications including serology, cytology, urinalysis, cell culture, and hematocrit centrifugation.

Helmer Scientific offers a range of clinical centrifuges from Hettich. The quality, safety, and reliability of these products has made Hettich one of the leading centrifuge brands worldwide. With precision engineering, durable materials, and more than 100 years of experience, Hettich centrifuges offer quality and performance laboratories can depend on.

Centrifuge models are available for a wide range of clinical applications, from small to large volumes. Refrigerated models are offered for applications that require cooling. Convenient pre-configured application packages are also available, making it easy to select the centrifuge, rotor, and accessories you need.

In addition to the applications mentioned above, solutions are available for STAT centrifugation and processing lipemic samples.

STAT Centrifugation

Emergency situations require a quick turnaround for laboratory results. There may not enough time for samples to be processed in the general lab. In these scenarios, samples must be fast-tracked through the STAT lab. Timely and accurate test results are essential to providing quality critical care.

The urgent nature of the STAT lab lends itself to the use of multiple, smaller STAT centrifuges rather than a few larger capacity models. Durability is critical as a STAT centrifuge must spin at very high speeds to achieve clean specimen separation in less than 5 minutes. These centrifuges must perform reliably, providing consistent separation with each use. Flexibility is also important. STAT centrifuges with programmable as well as preset speed controls are adaptable to different emergencies as they arise.

Processing Lipemic Samples

Hettich offers a cost-effective solution for processing lipemic samples. Ultracentrifuges are a costly approach to lipemia removal, especially when many labs only process them a few times a week. Sending out lipemic samples also has disadvantages, including longer turnaround times and the possibility of sample misplacement.

Hettich high-speed microcentrifuges are a great alternative to the use of ultracentrifuges or to sending out lipemic samples. They support accurate test results while saving time and reducing equipment cost. In addition, multiple rotors and accessories are available for Hettich microcentrifuges, making these units a versatile addition to your lab as a primary or backup centrifuge.

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Colleen Holtkamp

Written by Colleen Holtkamp

Helmer designs, manufactures, and markets specialized medical and laboratory equipment to customers in more than 125 countries. With an extensive background in Helmer products, Colleen’s focus is on the Clinical Laboratory and Blood Bank segments.

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