These are available in wide range from vinyl, latex to nitrile gloves. Each glove has some importance to play like maintaining personal hygiene, protection against contamination during patient care etc.
Amongst a wide range of medical examination gloves, choosing the best glove for protection is a difficult task. In such case, you need to be clear with different type of gloves and their characteristics.
While selecting lab disposable products like gloves, you need to evaluate a few factors like sterile, non-sterile, powdered, and non-powdered. These factors play an important role in implementing lab works smoothly. Powder gloves are lubricated and this allows health specialists to easily put them on their hands and proceed with the work.
Following are few common type of disposables -
These gloves are used in ER and trauma units. The material used for making these is Acrylonitrile-butadiene. The prime benefit of these gloves is that these are resistance to oil, grease, and wide range of toxic chemicals and solvents. This is the reason why majority of lab experts make use of these disposables for carrying out their job.
In addition to the above factors, this material of disposables is also resistant to harsh chemicals or liquid immersion, which is why these are used in areas like labs, environmental services, endoscopy and pharmacy.
Advantages of nitrile gloves-
- Protein and latex free
- Good resistant factor
- Chemical resistant
- Better protection
Nitrile flock lined glove
With 15 mm thickness, these are available in many sizes ranging from Small, Medium, Large, to X-Large. These gloves also have the same characteristics as that of simple nitrile disposables.
This is another type of gloves being used for lab works. These are made of natural rubber latex (NRL). Such disposables are used in areas where work cannot be compromised and high degree of sensitivity is required. These are comfortable to wear and are available in many sizes.
Advantages of latex is-
- Excellent fit
As compared to other disposables, this is most cost effective product. Made from Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVC), it is suitable for clinical work.
Characteristics of these are as follows-
- Cost effective
- Latex free
- Comfortable to wear