Laboratory Freezers and laboratory refrigerators are specially designed and built to meet stricter standards especially to store the blood, pharmaceuticals and plasma within tight temperature range and to avoid the spoilage. Household or domestic refrigerators are not monitored thoroughly and continuously once we store the item . However a laboratory refrigerator requires proper maintenance and care because of the nature of stored items.
The range of laboratory refrigerators are typically from 2⁰C to 10⁰C and freezers from -10⁰C to -25⁰C although Low-temperature freezers provide a temperature range of – 25⁰, -30⁰ and -40⁰C and Ultra-low temperature freezers can be set from -50⁰ to -86⁰C.
There are different type of freezers and refrigerators used for specific purposes like: