Radiation shields for 0.2ml microfuge tubes?

D.K. dk at no.email.thankstospam.net
Tue Nov 12 22:25:22 EST 2002


In article <3DD10932.5060403 at yahoo.com>, Sergio <add at yahoo.com> wrote:
>A couple of cheap solutions:
>
>C Coward wrote:
>> Greetings!
>> 
>> I'm wondering whether there're any (pref. UK) companies that sell
>> beta(32P)-shielding racks for 0.2ml PCR/microfuge tubes? 
>
>No. But maybe just a shielded container for a normal plastic rack could do the
> job.
>
>Also if anyone's
>> got any suggestions as to devices for opening 0.2ml tubes, keeping a bit
>> of distance between the fingers & the tubes.

Regular rubber gloves will do nicely. An eye-opener for anyone curious 
is measuring counts given vs same counts covered with gloves vs stuff 
coming out off your television. 

DK

>Hey, try a paper-clip, I've just tried and it works fine (with the proper clip 
>size)...
>
>Sergio
>




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