A tube rack is a laboratory tool designed to hold and organize Test Tubes or sample tubes. It is typically made of plastic or metal and consists of a rectangular or circular frame with multiple holes or slots to accommodate the tubes. Tube racks are used in various scientific and medical settings, including research laboratories, clinical laboratories, and pharmaceutical facilities.
The main purpose of a tube rack is to securely hold the tubes in an upright position, preventing them from tipping over or rolling away. This organization facilitates easy access to the tubes and ensures that they are stable during various procedures, such as mixing, centrifugation, or incubation.
Tube racks come in different sizes, depending on the number and size of tubes they can accommodate. They can hold a few tubes for individual experiments or larger quantities for high-throughput processes. Some tube racks are modular, allowing them to be stacked or connected together to form larger rack systems.
In addition to holding tubes, some tube racks have additional features for enhanced functionality. These may include alphanumeric labeling, color-coding options, or specialized designs for specific tube types, such as PCR tubes or microcentrifuge tubes.