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This specification covers the requirements for disposable glass culture tubes for use in culturing applications. Disposable glass culture tubes shall be made of type I (borosilicate) or type II (soda-lime) glass. Tube design shall be of one-piece construction. Other requirements shall include top or open end finish requirement, bottom or closed end requirement, residual thermal stress requirement, workmanship, and tube dimensions.
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1.1 This specification covers the requirements for disposable glass tubes suitable for general testing and culturing applications in blood banks, hematology, bacteriology, virology, and tissue culture laboratories.
1.2 For practical purposes, the word “disposable” according to this specification and expected product performance expressed in this specification describes those disposable glass culture tubes that are to be used one time only. Any institution or individual who reuses a disposable glass culture tube must bear full responsibility for its safety and effectiveness.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
C148 Test Methods for Polariscopic Examination of Glass Containers
E438 Specification for Glasses in Laboratory Apparatus
E671 Specification for Maximum Permissible Thermal Residual Stress in Annealed Glass Laboratory Apparatus
E920 Specification for Commercially Packaged Laboratory Apparatus
E921 Specification for Export Packaged Laboratory Apparatus
E1133 Practice for Performance Testing of Packaged Laboratory Apparatus for United States Government Procurements
ICS Number Code 11.100 (Laboratory medicine)
UNSPSC Code 41121816(Laboratory glass tube)