Centrifuge Applications for Urinalysis

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Urinalysis

Hettich EBA 280 for Urinalysis

  • 6 x 12 mL Kova Tubes (Pkg. No. 280URINALYSIS6)
  • 12 x 15 mL Conical Tubes (Inquire for package)
  • 90° Separation
  • Powerful Motor
  • Quiet Operation
  • 5-year warranty*

EBA 280

Rotofix 32A for Urinalysis

  • 12 x 12 mL Kova Tubes (Pkg. No. 32AURINALYSIS)
  • Up to 32 x 12/15 mL Conical Tubes (Inquire for package)
  • Rugged & Economical
  • Multi-purpose Benchtop
  • Quiet Operation
  • 5-year warranty*

Rotofix 32A

Universal 320 for Urinalysis

  • 12 x 12 mL Kova Tubes (Pkg. No. 320URINALYSIS)
  • Up to 32 x 12/15 mL Conical Tubes (Inquire for package)
  • Multi-purpose Benchtop
  • Temp. control (optional)
  • Quiet Operation
  • 5-year warranty*

Universal 320


A Urinalysis test is a powerful tool in the examination of a sample of urine to reveal diseases that could otherwise be undetected through other applications. There are three methods to the process:
  • Visual: identify abnormalities by color, clarity and concentration
  • Chemical: identify chemical constituents
  • Microscopic: identify insoluble constituents

A Hettich centrifuge is used during the third step, Microscopic, to concentrate a sample for viewing under a microscope. A sample is transferred to a 12mL – 15mL conical tube or a 12mL Kova tube and centrifuged for approximately 10 minutes at 1,500 RPM. After centrifugation, the fluid at the top of the tube is discarded in a bio-safe container. The concentrated solution at the bottom of the tube is used to create a slide to review under a microscope.

Why Hettich

Hettich centrifuges offer the capacity, safety and reliability to handle a low or high throughput laboratory and a variety of tubes. Hettich offers small footprint, tabletop centrifuges such as the Hettich EBA 280 for low throughput locations, and larger capacity centrifuges such as the Universal 320 for a high throughput location. The Universal 320 is available with a swing rotor and bucket system to hold 16 Kova tubes or 32 15mL tubes at one time.

The Universal 320 is a general purpose benchtop centrifuge with 21 rotor options for plates, blood tubes, urine tubes, Kova tubes and bottles. All Hettich centrifuges ship with a 2 year warranty on parts and labor and full application support to ensure each lab is running smoothly as soon as possible.

Hettich has been manufacturing centrifuges for over 110 years with German quality and precision. Each centrifuge is designed, built and tested to withstand continuous use year after year. Hettich North America has a full warehouse of products in Massachusetts for quick, overnight delivery on almost any centrifuge.