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Medical lab equipment list and their uses

Here you is lab equipment names and pictures. Lab equipment are small to big and cheap to most expensive equipment. The list of laboratory types of equipment and the uses are specific. Each piece of equipment has its own feature.

  • Microscope
  • Beaker
  • Flame Photometer
  • Water Bath
  • Lab Centrifuge
  • Balance
  • Cold Incubator
  • Mixer
  • Incubator
  • Oven
  • Autoclaves

Laboratory microscope and their uses

Laboratory microscope is an optical device used to study the microorganisms like (bacteria, viruses, Fungus more) which are unable to see with the naked eye. Uses of the microscope are.

  • It is used to differentiate malaria species by the microscopic study.
  • The microscope used for checking the agglutination.
  • It is used to differentiate gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. 


A microtome is also a laboratory equipment. It is used to cut a small piece of biopsies. Microtome has five types. Rotary microtome is commonly using in the histopathology laboratory.

Tissue Processor

Tissue processing is term used for processing tissue by automation lab equipments known tissue processor. Tissue processor contain different jar filled with chemicals such as wax, Alcohal with different concentration.

tissue processor
micropipette sizes


Micropipette is used to transfor the secific amount of liquid from one place to other. It can be 100 micro litter or 1000 micro litter. Some micropipettes capacity are zero to 10 micro litter.

Water Bath

Water bath is also a clinical lab equipments. Application of water bath is, it is used to provide constant temperature to sample. Sample is placed in the preheated water container. It is commonly used for PT (Prothrombine Time) APTT (Activated Partial Thrombine Time) and other test.


Laboratory Incubator

Laboratory Incubator is used to provide constant internal environment like humidity, temperature, and gas concentration in limited space. There are different kinds of incubator with spacification.  It is used to incubate bacteria, tissue culture.

Laboratory Autoclave

laboratory autoclave is an equipment which gives moist heat or steam above 100 C temperature. Its main uses is, It’s steam denature the microbioal protein. It destroy the bactreial endospore and vegitative cell by serlizing culture media.

laboratory oven

Laboratory Oven

Laboratory oven is provide temperature higher than that atmosphare. Main difference between incubator and oven is temperature range. Incubator temperature is between 10 t0 70 C. While lab oven temperature is between 50 to 250 C. Oven is use 

  • Rapid evaporaton of materials.
  • Rapid drying 
  • Sterlization of lab equipments, which are heat resistant. 

Laboratory Centrifuge

Laboratory centrifuge is also a lab equipment used to separate substances by centrifugal force on the basis of different masses.Centrifuge machine works on the principle of centrifugation. It creates a centripetal force by spin motion. 

laboratory centrifuge