Have you ever found yourself wondering how so many labs can perform the tests they do? Countless laboratories collaborate with clinics and medical practices to provide patients with state-of-the-art diagnostic testing services. Ultimately, these diagnostic instruments can help doctors detect any insidious medical diseases, viruses, disorders or pathogens as early as possible. 

The equipment that gives them the ability to identify these illnesses are absolutely indispensable to these procedures. In this post, we’ll list some of the most essential diagnostic equipment that labs worldwide rely on for accurate and reliable results. 

1. Centrifuge 

A centrifuge is a device that employs centrifugal force to separate a sample’s contents by density. Basically, the device’s revolution creates this force. In most cases, the samples (mostly biological) would inevitably separate on their own. However, centrifuges reduce the amount of time by accelerating the process significantly. 

Additionally, labs that require isolation of specific bio-specimens for research or experimentation will always rely on a well-maintained centrifuge. However, numerous other settings, like clinical, academic or food sciences, will utilize centrifuges, as well. Centrifuges are essential for studying a lot of specific materials, from DNA to solvents. And of course, like all lab equipment, understanding centrifuge safety fundamentals is of paramount importance. 

2. Evaporator

There are a few different types of diagnostic lab evaporators.  Some remove organic solvents, while the purpose of others is to remove water. 

Ultimately, their central goal is to produce a dry sample that is ready for testing by using motion, gas, or heat to remove any unnecessary parts of the sample.

3. CO2 Incubators

Scientists and lab technicians rely on their CO2 incubators operating properly to grow and preserve cell cultures or other biological samples. With specific environmental settings regulating temperature and humidity, they also maintain a predetermined gaseous content in order to stimulate cultures to grow and prepare for testing. However, each incubator should receive calibration on a regular basis to maintain optimal functionality. 

4. Thermal Cyclers 

These devices can isolate and amplify specific segments of DNA and RNA samples in order to examine them thoroughly and identify any diseases on a molecular scale. Thermal cyclers raise their temperature so that the chains in the sample strands can unravel and play a productive role in further testing.  

5. Bioreactors & Fermentors 

Lab workers use these to grow biological organisms, like yeast and bacteria, in order to detect any type of illness, disease, or infection.  Bioreactors and fermentors are integral both to diagnostic and research lab facilities, as they can produce vaccines, produce pharmaceuticals, and detect illnesses.


Lab equipment is our area of expertise at Cryostar Industries.

And that’s why countless labs choose us to be their equipment service provider. The repair, maintenance, rental and calibration of scientific equipment is our two-decade specialty. In addition, we’re rigidly committed to delivering maximum benefits for every lab we serve.

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