Selecting a Benchtop Microcentrifuge on Amazon.com
A benchtop microcentrifuge, sometimes spelled micro-centrifuge, spins liquids or solutions at high speed in order to separate out substances of different densities. The liquid or solution is processed in a microtube, which has a volume capacity of 0.5mL to 2.0mL. The sample tube is set in the microcentrifuge rotor before processing. Some microcentrifuges have interchangeable rotors to speed processing or provide custom configurations. A benchtop microcentrifuge, sometimes called a mini centrifuge, holds a smaller size sample tube than a benchtop centrifuge. A microcentrifuge is often used to process blood and DNA samples in medical, laboratory, commercial, and educational settings. When selecting a benchtop microcentrifuge, consider the sample size, the rotor type and capacity, the external dimensions and available counter space, the speed at which samples must be processed, and power source.