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The guide to regulation and sterility
The choice of the container for sample collection requires consideration of the regulations, the technique and the level of sterility. Each of these elements must be respected for a safe and efficient use in accordance with the regulatory references. LABELIANS guides you in choosing the right container. The guide on sterilization techniques We can find 4 existing techniques: By Ionization (=irradiation) Sterilization technique using radiation […]
Choosing a micropipette: what criteria?
Choosing a micropipette requires evaluating normative and technical characteristics but also criteria that are much more subjective. Normative requirements for micropipettes? The micropipettes shall meet the requirements of ISO 8655-2: 2022 for volumetric piston devices – Part 2: Pipettes. This standard describes the requirements from a metrological point of view, the maximum permissible errors (MPE), the requirements for marking and the information to be […]
Secondary packaging resistant to a differential pressure of 95kPa: we tell you all about it!
Secondary packaging and ADR…the biological samples transport is regulated by the ADR – Accord for Dangerous goods by Road. ADR requires that a biological sample be packaged in 3 levels of packaging with specific characteristics for each of them. Primary packaging Secondary packaging Outer packaging Which features do secondary packaging have? ADR requires the secondary packaging to be leakproof. If the primary packaging (collection of […]
Learn about water sampling and analysis
Wednesday 22 March 2023 is World Water Day. Water sampling and analysis guarantee the quality of water. Your distributor and manufacturer LABELIANS will help you define your water sampling and analysis needs. Water, the importance of water World Water Day A day is dedicated to water every year on 22 March and has been since 1993. It is a United Nations international day that […]
Swabs for DNA research
DNA swabs are increasingly used for many applications. According to studies*, in 2019, more than 26 million people have already taken a DNA test as part of over-the-counter tests for origin searches, for example. But this is not the only application of DNA swabbing. These swabs are also used for: Criminal cases (Sexual assault, forensic genetics, evidence collection …) Paternity tests Genotypic research *Source : […]
Diagnosis of osteoarticular infections
The diagnosis of osteoarticular infections requires specific and efficient management throughout the care chain. Osteoarticular infections affect approximately 30,000 patients each year in France. It is known that 5,000 have an infection on the material, including 3,000 on prostheses, i.e. approximately 1.5% of implanted hip or knee prostheses. Care adapted to each situation Each case requires a specific and adapted management which may require […]
Microbiota analysis: new solutions for microbiological preparation
How to do a microbiota analysis? And how to facilitate its analysis? What is the microbiota? The word microbiota is made up of two words: micro which refers to the measurement scale of the micrometer (1 m = 10-6 m) and therefore to a microscopic element, and biota which means a set of organisms. We can therefore define the microbiota as a set of microorganisms […]
Safety rules in the laboratory
Following laboratory safety rules is a must in any laboratory, no matter where it is located. Human error, improper technique or misuse of equipment and apparatus are the cause of most injuries and infections attributable to activities performed in a laboratory. If specimens are not collected, transported and received in the laboratory properly, there is a risk of infection to personnel. What are the safety […]
Biomedical laboratories: You are an essential link in the health care chain
The world of French biomedical laboratories has been in turmoil for the last few days. Their activity is often unknown to the general public, even if their use has exploded over the last 24 months. It is therefore appropriate to give a brief reminder of what medical biology represents in the French healthcare system. Biomedical laboratories are specialized institutions that work on diseases and problems […]
Shortage: What alternative to dry ice?
Dry ice is in short supply ! For a few days, messages from laboratory technicians have been flourishing on the networks. Dry ice is becoming very difficult to supply. Indeed, the shortage of CO2 in Europe and the closure of raw gas factories make its manufacture impossible. It is therefore urgent to set up alternatives in order to ensure continuous activity without jeopardizing the diagnostic […]
Everything you always wanted to know about the pathology cassette, but were afraid to ask
You use them every day in your anatomopathology processes, you know their smallest characteristics, their use has no secret for you: cassettes may still have some mysteries that we are delighted to unveil to you! Everything you need to know about the industrial development of an anapath cassette It is the research and development department of the manufacturer that designs the cassette, making sure that […]
Cell cultures: how to avoid contamination?
Cell culture contamination is a major issue for all laboratories as it leads to culture loss. This concern is particularly acute in medical laboratories analyzing very delicate stem cells without antibiotics, Contamination’s origins? Contamination is usually due to the presence of microorganism or mycoplasmas. As for bacteria, literature studies report that the contamination level can reach 5%. This contamination is very difficult to detect: […]
When and why to acidify 24 hours urine samples ?
Urine acidification is often meant to preserve catecholamines before they are assayed. Catecholamines are organic compounds synthesized from tyrosine and play a significant role as a hormone or neurotransmitter. The most common are adrenaline (epinephrine), norepinephrine (norepinephrine) and dopamine. Urine acidification is an urinary chemistry process. There are different concentrations of 10N and 6N acids. This concentration must be controlled to reach the expected […]
Do you know everything about CBEU ?
The CBEU (Cyto-Bacteriological Examination of Urine) is the most prescribed examination in community (city laboratory). Nearly nine million CBEUs are carried out per year in France (Source DCIR 2015). This examination makes it possible to diagnose the lower urinary tract infection (cystitis: the infection is localized in the bladder), or upper infection prognosis (pyelonephritis: the infection has spread to the kidneys). Urinary tract infection is […]
What are the 2 main urinary chemistry dosing principles ?
Urine chemistry tests can establish or rule out the diagnosis of many diseases related to carbohydrate metabolism, urinary tract, kidney and liver function, acid-base balance, and many other medical conditions. There are mainly two main urine sampling families for chemistry: The collection on sample of the first morning urine or the urination collected during the day, or on collection of 24 hours. Urinary chemistry allows […]
Augmented reality is coming to your laboratory: stay tuned!
Augmented reality is no longer a tech geek stuff. Indeed, smartphones are in every single hand and AR apps and technology is at one arm’s length now. Stay tuned: this becomes the new lab asset you will fancy experiencing !
3 reasons to add virtual reality into your laboratory design project
For several years now, virtual reality headsets are part of our daily lives and they are gradually starting to pop up in the labs. This technology is no longer a simple entertainment stuff, it has become a true work tool to grow performance. Virtual reality offers a 360° experience, using assets that simulate an IRL environment in the virtual world. For example, the most well-known […]
Good pipetting practices
Good pipetting pratices are essential as pipetting is one of the most common handling processes for laboratory technicians. Even with a seasonned experience, repetitive actions can make the task boring. If the workbench is disorganized, mistakes can quickly occur, and then MSPs arrise if the lab technician does not adopt the proper position. Thanks to the expertise of a former laboratory technician, we provide you […]
Dry ice : how to eliminate it ?
How to handle dry ice provided with the biological samples?
Science to infinite and beyond !
As Thomas Pesquet has been sent to space, a dramatically vision of science has emerged among media. We, earth habitants have opened up our minds on universe and new scientific topics. Surfing through the web, laviedulabo.fr has made big discoveries, that may allow lab techs to sound really amazing during familiy diners. Astronauts blood to build up houses on Mars ? Some may have dreamt […]
Childhood research : how to contribute to the Elfe and Epipage 2 studies ?
The Elfe and Epipage 2 research projects have been working together since July 2021 to organize the first longitudinal study of children from early gestational age to adulthood. They therefore invite medical biology laboratories to collect samples taken by volunteer families. The analyses started in February 2022 and will take place until December 2022. Laviedulabo.fr supports the research on childhood and informs you of the […]
Welcome spring with its allergenes wave!
How to treat allergies ? Our nature changes in spring, we see our environment getting more beautiful with all these colors. Behind the beautiful nature is a wave of allergens! Due to the large proportion of the allergic population, this is considered a public health issue. In France, it is now considered that children are about 20% affected from the age of 9 and 30% for […]
How to avoid diagnostic non conformities in laboratory by understanding pre-analytical phase ? The patient, his comfort and welcome
The pre-analytical is a mandatory for the analytical process sucess. the well-being of the patient is the key during the sampling collection to a succesful pre-analytical process. Patient reception : every details counts The patient gives at the laboratory medical staff his prescription, it will be attached to the collection sheet. The prescription must be less than 6 months and must include the following information: […]
Eric Escudier the lab techs TikTok entertainer
Eric is a “tiktoker” very valued by the community of laboratory technicians. We decided to meet him and let you discover him to make you share this source of everyday good mood. Do you know TikTok? It is one of the latest social networks. Particularly popular among young people, it allows them to watch short videos, often funny. Among the many subscribers of this platform, […]
How to avoid diagnostic non conformities in laboratory by understanding pre-analytical phase ? Definitions, process, operating procedure.
The pre-analytical phase is essential for the analysis result quality. This phase take place between medical prescription and analysis, and involves the sampler and his patient. Pre-analytical phase comprises all the factors that can influence sample results before its analysis. This is a major step for measuring the quantities of the consituents of biological fluids, as well as for the diagnostic and the monitoring of […]
How to reduce plastic waste in everyday lablife ?
Every day, our laboratory garbage cans are filled with plastic… And a large part of it is packaged as IHAW and destigoes to incineration. Although difficult, environmental concern becomes key in lab’s purchasing process : they get obviously eager to reduce their impact on the processing and waste disposal of plastics.
Tanguy Leroux, THE French labs youtuber answers laviedulabo questions !
Tanguy LEROUX, the youtuber from the lab and the hospital, answered questions from laviedulabo.fr . You may already follow him on linkedin or on youtube. If you don’t yet, you’ll surely want to do so after reading this interview.
LABELIANS sales team tips to keep smiling while working hard in the laboratory
The life of the laboratory is punctuated, of course, by the daily analytical routine and the reception of patients who are increasingly numerous in the waiting rooms. It is also punctuated by the regular visits of sales staff, particularly those of the LABELIANS team. Indeed, LABELIANS has always favoured its presence in the field, nothing beats human contact, active listening and “real” conversation, is it […]
Where can you order chemical glassware to teach ?
You wish to order chemical glassware for a school, a high school or a college ? You are looking for a good quality/price ratio ? You are opening a new chemistry class ? You must know, it is not always simple to navigate when it comes to choosing the good products at the right supplier. First of all, we must prepare your material list according […]
Handling hazardous waste: 7 mistakes to avoid
The handling of HIW must be done with care and rigour. Indeed, yellow boxes of all sizes are scattered throughout our laboratories and medical establishments. These are the DASRI collectors. They protect patients and staff from all infectious, chemical, toxic or radioactive risks. It is therefore essential to know how to handle them with care. You certainly use them every day, but are you sure […]
How to extend lithium batteries life in the laboratory
Extending the life of lithium batteries for laboratory instrumentation is crucial. Indeed, many laboratory instruments are equipped with a lithium-based battery. Electronic pipettors, for example, are equipped with them. These batteries are part of your daily life and have many advantages, but they also require a number of precautions to be taken in use, storage and charging. Recharge the lithium battery of your instrument on […]
How to be supported in the accreditation of your laboratory ?
The medical biology laboratory (MBL) or medical analyzes (MAL) is accredited according to the Article 23 of the law of June 17th 2020 and its application texts, when it is accredited for all the staff lines in which the analyzes he performs are linked under conditions defined by the decree of July 16th 2020 defining the framework of accreditation mentioned in Article L. 6221-1 of […]
How to improve patient care in your laboratory ?
Improving patient care in the laboratory is a necessity. The long queues of patients lined up in front of the doors of medical analysis laboratories since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic attest to the fact that the laboratory is a key part of the health system and must take care of an increasing number of patients.
You know you are a lab tech when…
A lab tech builds up a multitude of rather magical skills in the course of his or her professional career. Sometimes they are very useful in everyday life. What is your superpower?
Implementing a range of I.H.W.A.D. (Infectious risk healthcare activities) collectors with LABELIANS
Implementing a I.H.W.A.D. range is a challenge. Choosing the right collectors and the accessories for the different departments of a hospital, setting up the equipment, training the teams, the list of challenges is long. Discover how LABELIANS has been a solid partner for the Clermont CHU in a particularly complicated period of the COVID19 pandemic. Implementing a range of I.H.A.W. (infectious risk healthcare waste) collectors […]
How to become a laboratory technician ?
If you want to become a laboratory technician, you should know that is a vocation. Would you like to test, analyse and control? Then this is the job for you!
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Musculoskeletal’ Problems, a public health issue
Unfortunately, every technicians know what this is about MSP. These famous musculoskeletal’ problems which are disturbing you on a daily basis and which can lead to severe consequences for the technician, but also for the laboratories.
Staying fit on the bench with LABELIANS coach
Being healthy and staying fit also depends on the little routines you maintain at work. LABELIANS is now transformed into a sports coach to keep you in top shape in front of your workbenches !