What are Syringe Filters Used For?

Syringe filter in use

Syringe filters are small, disposable filters that are used to remove particulates from liquids and gases in a variety of medical applications. They are commonly used in the preparation of samples for ion chromatography, high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), and mass spectrometry. 

Different Materials, Types, and Uses of Syringe Filters 

Syringe filters are available in a range of pore sizes and materials, including nylon, polypropylene, and cellulose acetate. The ideal material and pore size of the filter will depend on the type of sample being filtered and the desired level of particulate removal. 

For chromatography, HPLC, and mass spectrometry sample preparation, a syringe filter with a small pore size and a hydrophilic material is often required to ensure the highest level of sample purity. In these applications, the syringe filter removes any particulates that may interfere with the analysis. 

A 4 mm filter is generally sufficient for removing larger particles, such as bacteria or debris, from samples. 

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Syringe filters are an essential tool in various laboratory applications, helping to ensure the purity and accuracy of samples. CanGard Medical and Safety Supplies is pleased to offer a wide range of syringe products to meet the needs of any facility. If you need help selecting the right supplies, our team is always available to help you find exactly what you need. 

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