What is the difference between a medical refrigerator and a household refrigerator?


In many people’s perceptions, they are the same and both can be used to refrigerate items, but they don’t know that it is this cognition that leads to some wrong storage.
Strictly speaking, refrigerators are divided into three categories: household refrigerators, commercial refrigerators and medical refrigerators. Medical refrigerators are further divided into pharmacy refrigerator, blood bank refrigerator, and vaccine refrigerator. Because different refrigerators have different design standards, the prices of medical refrigerators are far different. Under normal circumstances, the price of a medical refrigerator is 4 to 15 times that of an ordinary refrigerator. According to the purpose of medical refrigerators, the prices also vary greatly.

According to the purpose of the medical refrigerator, its design standards will be different. For example, the temperature in the blood refrigerator is 2℃~6℃, while the medicine refrigerator is 2℃~8℃. Both temperature fluctuation and uniformity will be required.

Anyone who has used household refrigerators knows that if there are too many things stored in the refrigerator, the refrigerator cannot always maintain the freezing or refrigeration effect, but the blood refrigerator has this requirement. It is stored at an ambient temperature of 16°C to 32°C, regardless of whether it is stored in the refrigerator or not. The number of blood bags, opening the door within 60 seconds, the temperature difference in the box should not be greater than 2 ℃.

But ordinary household refrigerators and commercial refrigerators do not have this requirement.

Refrigerator is one of the most commonly used equipments in medical institutions. The choice of refrigerator is directly related to the safety and effectiveness of clinical tests and clinical blood. If storage in household or commercial refrigerators is used, there are a lot of medical samples, reagents, and blood will be in danger, and hospitals will also choose medical drug refrigerators, medical blood refrigerators, and medical refrigerators according to different uses. This means that ordinary household and commercial refrigerators cannot replace medical refrigerators. This is the biggest difference between the two.

Post time: Jun-03-2019