Standard Active Last Updated: Feb 03, 2021
ASTM E982-94(2021)

Standard Specification for Laboratory Glass Test Tubes


This specification covers glass test tubes suitable for laboratory use. The test tubes shall be of the following classification according to size: Type I, Type II, Type III, Type IV (Class A, Class B, and Class C), Type V, Type VI, and Type VII. Test tubes shall be made of the prescribed borosilicate glass (Type I glass) or of soda-lime glass (Type II glass) and shall be tubular, with one end having a rounded closure. The following are specified: (1) material requirements for screw caps, liners, and annealing and (2) design requirements for the test tube capacity, dimensions (OD, length, and wall thickness), and area for marking. Other dimensional requirements such as subdivision, stopper, and GPI thread finish are also specified.


1.1 This specification covers glass test tubes suitable for laboratory use.

1.2 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

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Book of Standards Volume: 14.04
Developed by Subcommittee: E41.01
Pages: 4
DOI: 10.1520/E0982-94R21
ICS Code: 71.040.20