Serum vials are also known as phials. The serum vials are a relatively small glass vessel or bottle that is used for storing liquids, powders and even at times capsules. The open serum vials can even be used as sample vessels that may be required for being used in auto sampler devices for analytical chromatography. The glass of the serum vials may be colored or colorless or amber or even clear, depending on the manufacture.
The shape of the sealed serum vials may be tube like, or even bottle like with a neck. The volume which is defined by the neck is known as the head space. The bottom of the serum vial is generally flat which makes it different from the test tubes that have a rounded bottom. The serum vials of the modern day are generally made of plastic instead of glass. The material that is used is poly propylene and these may contain closure systems such as a flip top or a snap cap.
From our use, open serum vials are vital to any type of pharmacology, laboratory, or medical use where it is important to have exact measurements and to see the liquids. There are many different uses within these industries for open serum vials. Mixing of chemical ingredients, watching the growth of cultures, even seeing the reactions of different chemicals are all reasons for using open serum vials.
At Medical and Lab Supplies we carry an extensive collection of open serum vials. These come in both amber and clear varieties. There are 5ml, 10ml and 20ml sized tubular vials with 30-100ml vials are molded type vials also available. Each of the vials available at Medical and Lab Supplies is of the highest quality, but at a low price to keep your costs lower. If you are looking for lab supplies, vials, or chemicals, then look at our online catalog for several different choices.