Series of UV workstations is designed to enable lab technicians to view, analyze and photograph fluorescent samples with both epi-illumination and trans-illumination light sources. A removable bottom panel allows either unit to be placed directly over the transilluminator. The 25-watt white light bulb in the cabinet provides visible illumination for easy sample preparation. Researchers can either use the safety viewing eyepiece or substitute a “snap-on” camera adapter for photography. Simply place the adapter onto the cabinet in place of the eyepiece to produce superior quality digital images. The cabinet can accommodate large electrophoresis gels and up to four 20 x 20cm TLC plates.