SuperClear® 5mL Tubes

5mL Tubes

SuperClear® 5mL Tubes

These 5mL snap cap tubes are designed to fit the same rotors as our 15mL centrifuge tubes. So you can use these tubes in procedures that don't need the sample volume of a 15mL tube. And because these are snap cap tubes they are easier to use in procedures that require adding multiple samples.

5mL Tubes
5mL Tubes

High Performance Resin

SuperClear® 5mL tubes are made from an ultra clear high performance resin. They are available in non-sterile resealable bags. These tubes are available in six different colors and fit our 15mL centrifuge tube racks.

These 5mL snap cap tubes are designed to fit the same rotors as our 15mL centrifuge tubes. So you can use these tubes in procedures that don't need the volume of a 15mL tube and don't require the safety of a screw cap. The interior surfaces are ultra-smooth. Lab testing confirms SuperClear® tubes are more than twice as effective at transmitting light than other brands of 5mL centrifuge tubes so its easy to see your sample.


SuperClear® tubes feature an extra thick and durable wall that can withstand centrifugation to 25,000 x G, more than twice some other brands. The ultra clear polypropylene resin gives you a clear view of the pellet as well as correct color rendition. Designed with ergonomic caps and smooth surfaces. These tubes have flat piercable caps and a frosted side writing surface.

Available in resealable non-sterile bags.

Endotoxin Endotoxin Free (Non pyrogenic)
Product samples are exposed to endotoxin-free water and the resulting extraction fluid is tested for contamination using the kinetic turbidimetric Limulus Amoebocyte Lysate (LAL) assay protocol and USP guidelines. All products tested must display less than 0.05 EU/ml to be certified free of endotoxin.
RNase/DNase Nuclease Free (RNase/DNase)
Product samples are exposed to nuclease-free water and the resulting extraction fluid is tested for nuclease activity on commercially available 7.5 kb Poly(A) tailed RNA (1µg) and HindIII-digested DNA (1µg) with a one hour 37°C incubation in appropriate buffers. Results are visualized on an agarose gel with appropriate positive and negative controls. Extraction fluid samples must show no degradation of the nucleic acids by the extraction fluid has occurred for the product to be certified as RNase-free and DNase-free
ATP Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP)
Product sample surfaces are tested for the presence of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) using a controlled bioluminescence reaction to detect contamination. Luminescence data is compared to results generated by ATP-free surfaces and surfaces with known amounts of ATP as a positive control. The relative light units result must indicate less than 2 X 10-12 mg/µl of ATP for the product to be certified as ATP free.
USP Metals Heavy Metals Free
Heavy metals have been tested for using the prescribed USP method and confirmed to have levels lower than 1 part per million (1ppm)
BSE/TSE Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy-Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy
These products contain resins that are processed under conditions proven to exceed the European Union standard as listed in the 22nd Commission Directive EC 98/16/EC of March 5th, 1998 as annexed to council Directive EC 76/768/EEC and further Amendment 419 Annex II of 12 June 2001.
USP Medical Grade (USP)
U.S Pharmacoepia Methods and Guidelines (U.S.P Class VI) are used if applicable. We only use medical grade resins and pre-test all resins for contaminants prior to use. Resins are compliant with FDA CFR title 21-177.1520, 178.3295, 178.3297.
Prop 65 California Prop 65
No Labcon manufactured disposables contain any of the “listed chemicals” as referenced in the California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, (Prop 65) as revised May 25, 2018.
Phthalates Phthalates & Oleamide
All our resins are medical grade and are certified free of Bisphenol A (BPA), Oleamide, DiHEMDA, and Phthalates.
SVHC Substances of Very High Concern & REACH
All Labcon products are compliant with RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC/-2011/65-2015/863, are free of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC), and are EU REACH Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 compliant.
USA Origin
These products are Made in USA and all components meet the requirements for US origin under the NAFTA agreement.
FDA U.S. FDA Registered
Labcon is a U.S. FDA registered medical device manufacturer. Our facility is registered by the U.S. government to comply with CFR21 GMP regulations for manufacturing medical devices.
CE CE Compliant
As applicable Labcon products meet the requirements for CE marking under regulation 2017/746.
ISO ISO 9001 Quality Registration
Labcon has been registered to the ISO 9001 quality management system standar since 1997 and maintains registration to ISO 9001:2015.
Material 100% Virgin Polypropylene
Grade Medical
Rating USP Class VI
Colors Natural (Clear), Yellow, Red, Blue, Green, Amber
Fits Most popular centrifuges
Approved Use Medical, Research, Industrial, Food & Beverage
Lot Expiration 4 years
Loose Pack

Loose pack tubes are supplied in heavy duty medical grade resealable polyethylene bags.

FDA Registered

Labcon is registered by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to manufacture medical devices.

Medical Grade Resins

Only 100% Medical Grade virgin polypropylene resins are used in SuperClear® 5ml Tubes. No recycled plastics or commodity grade resins.

Lab Tested

SuperClear® 5mL tubes are developed using our own in-house laboratory and tested in real centrifuges.

Certified Quality

Our products are made to ISO standards and we are audited every 6 months to ensure you continous quality.

Certificates Online

Real test certificates are available by lot for SuperClear® 5mL tubes for you to download from the certificates page.

Sustainability Built In

SuperClear® 5mL tubes are designed from the beginning with sustainability in mind. Beyond simple recycling to real solutions.