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Top Tips: How to Clean Your Luminometer

Top Tips: How to Clean Your Luminometer

Keeping your instruments clean is essential for efficient and accurate operation; it helps to maintain the safety of the lab environment and prevents contamination of on-going experiments.

Luminometers have been used in labs for decades for the measurement of bioluminescence and chemiluminescence, and continue to provide scientists with reliable answers to molecular questions.

To avoid cross-contamination and ensure accurate results, organization and proper sanitation of your Lu-mini is critical. To keep your Lu-mini in tip-top shape, take a look at these 6 simple steps for effective cleaning of your luminometer:

What will I need?

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  • Damp cloth

  • Long-stick cotton bud

  • Disinfectant (Virkon is recommended)

How to clean your Lu-mini?

  1. Disconnect the USB power cord from the Lu-mini before performing any inspection checks or cleaning

  2. Making sure to wear suitable PPE, clean the casework using a damp cloth or cotton bud soaked with a suitable disinfectant. Do NOT over wet

  3. Clean around the LCD fascia and touchscreen, taking care to avoid over wetting or pushing debris into the bezel gap

  4. Clean inside the lid, taking particular care not to rub away the black coating

  5. If necessary, carefully clean the sample chamber using a damp long-stick cotton bud only. Do not push anything else into the cavity as it may get caught on the tube alignment string and damage the unit

  6. After cleaning, ensure that the unit is thoroughly dry before reconnecting the power cord to the unit.

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about the Lu-mini, please get in touch with a member of our team. You can contact us here.

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