Laboratory Consumables

Looking for cost-effective solutions for the laboratory!

Cost-effective solutions for laboratories – everyone is looking for them, but what are the possible levers? Laboratories are affected by revisions to the reimbursement of medical biology procedures and the consequences of inflation. Added to this are the costs inherent in the analytical chain, which are becoming increasingly significant due to the development of techniques that make it possible to produce more reliable results in […]

Micropipette tips manufacturing: a matter for specialist!

The micropipette tips manufacturing is a specialist field! Millions of small conical plastic consumables are manufactured every year and even more in the last 3 years. Behind this consumable commonly used in all laboratories are manufacturers who have had to adapt to the growth of the market in record time. Do you know how this tip is made, essential to the micropipette, which allows you […]

Select the ideal test tube in 5 criteria

In the laboratory, many analyses require the use of test tubes. There are as many applications as there are fields of application, be it in biology, clinical, chemistry, centrifugation, storage or general laboratory use. How to select your ideal test tube? Here are 5 selection criteria to guide you. 5 main materials for the test tube body To begin with, we can distinguish two families […]

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 […]

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 […]

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: […]

The glassware sealing that suits your laboratory usages

For each use of glass bottle in the laboratory, corresponds THE right cap and THE right sealing option. Capsules, cap, capes : you can benefit from different capping techniques, but in any case, it is the technical characteristics of the material used in the design of the plug itself, combined with the design of the joint that will make the difference. Each jar has its […]

Recommendations for homogenization and tubes centrifugation

The blood sample tubes homogenization and centrifugation is the pre-analytical process critical phase. It is indeed a non-conformities source and determines the analysis results reliability. Two “technical” dimensions must be taken into account: compliance with time limits between sampling and centrifugation Centrifugation itself: the inversions number needed and the values to be applied to the three metrological quantities for a successful blood collection tubes centrifugation […]

Temporary shortages for lab supplies, what solutions?

Temporary shortages or disruptions for lab supplies are announced in many sectors. What solutions are available?   The current economic situation affects the everyone’s daily life by creating these shortages on laboratory devices The economic crisis has had many impacts and has disrupted the whole supply chain of raw materials that are essential to many consumables or lab furnitures manufacturing. In this environment, each manufacturer […]

Laboratory plastics: technical resins

Technical resins for the manufacture of laboratory plastics: for demanding applications Laboratory plastics are the generic term for a wide variety of resins. Each one has its own intrinsic technical characteristics which have their own benefits for your uses on the bench. Knowing them will allow you to better choose the consumable that suits your applications. The technical resins are suitable for the most demanding […]

7th wave COVID-19 : Children are the most affected, where to quickly get saliva sampling kits for testing ?

The latest figures from “Santé Publique France” re the 7th COVID-19 wave in France show a huge increase in the incidence rate in all age groups and whole France territory – metropolitan France and overseas territories. However, the 0-9 Yo age group is the most affected with +65% of children infected e.g. 305 per 100,000 inhabitants in week 25 (from 20th to 26th of June […]

4 things you must know to improve bathing water quality

Summer is right at the corner, and it’s indeed time for considering bathing water analysis as a critical issue. Drought is affecting many areas and heat can be the pollution source that requires highest attention. Each year in France for instance, more than 30,000 bathing water samples are analyzed from more than 3,000 sites upon Regional Health Agencies (ARS) request. Which risks for the bather […]

Single-use or reusable stainless steel sampling instrument: how to choose?

Single-use or reusable instrument ? Today, the reusable specification is again defined as strategic for purchasing criteria. Therefore, it is necessary to consider the benefits of reusable and single-use solutions to get the right choice. According to the laboratory consumable types, it is not always possible to have a reusable alternative. Thus, everyone can easily identify the reusable alternative to a single-use plastic container, which […]

Biological samples transportation – What is true, what is false ?

Biological samples transportation … The ADR regulations – Accord for Dangerous Goods by Road – manage the biological samples transportation. As soon as the biological samples are on the public domain, the ADR regulation applies SAMPLES All biological samples are covered and must respect the ADR: FALSE!  The specimens concerned by this regulation are all biological products, substances or materials derived from living organisms; that […]

How to avoid non-conformity in the lab in pre-analytic phase : the various factors impacting results

The pre-analytic phase is a must have to the succes of the analytics process. Various factors can mess with the results. If you know them you can avoid them.  

Erlenmeyer : make the good choice between composition and price !

Why is this Erlenmeyer flask more expensive than others? This question is on the lips of many lab technicians. After some research on the subject, our team was able to break down for you all the elements that make the use value of an Erlenmeyer flask and that should guide your choices beyond price. The Erlenmeyer flask is preferred to a beaker when its use […]

How to prevent diagnostic non conformities for a pre-analytical successfull process : the samples collector his responsabilities and working comfort

The samples collector is the hero of the successful preanalytical phase. The biologist is not part of this process at all. The sampler must therefore be fully aware of his responsibilities and his working comfort must be promoted.

Some ways to improve the eco-responsibility of your laboratory

Eco-responsibility is an imperative topic. We must preserve the environment. However, this demand comes up against the constraints to which the laboratory is subjected. It is inexorable and we do not see how to do otherwise: The laboratory uses mostly single-use, plastic, packaged and over-packaged consumables. This is the only way to get reliable results. The enormous quantity of hazardous waste garbage cans incinerated every […]

Laboratories : help your patients know how to collect 24-hour urine

For a patient, knowing how to collect 24-hour urine is a real question. Thus, faced with this 2L canister, many patients feel a bit helpless. However, the quality of urine analysis also depends on the quality of its collection. Therefore, laboratories and manufacturers of 24-hour urine bottles must work hand in hand to offer patients all the information they need to perform a quality collection, […]

Laboratory glassware: how to make the right choice ?

Very much in use in all labs until early 80’s, laboratory glassware stepped back from benches when facing PE or PP single-use vials. Indeed glass use safety and easy to clean weaknesses have been very much arguing in favor of single use. As breakage was too frequent and the cleaning procedure with the use of an automatic machine too cumbersome, glass bottles were abandoned. However, […]

IHW regulations: which container for which waste?

The DASRI regulations are complex. To comply with them without forgetting anything, we suggest that you review together which containers are suitable for each DASRI waste produced by your laboratory. May you still have questions once you have read this blogpost, please share them in the “comments” section below.

Changing tips between two calibrations : suggested protocols

In the course of this pandemic, you are regularly confronted with shortages of cones on your usual brands. The Cofrac requirement has not changed at the moment, the cones used by the laboratories must be those identified in the calibration certificates. However it is, at the moment, sometimes very difficult to comply with this requirement. In this post, we would like to help you by […]

Micropipette stock in your laboratory : how to manage it well ?

The micropipette is a precision tool for volumetric measurements that must be accurate and reproducible. The stock of micropipettes is therefore a crucial piece of instrumentation for your workbenches. Many factors are essential in the choice of a micropipette: ergonomics the volume range performance: precision and accuracy quality of materials In addition, once your laboratory is equipped, you will need to validate compliance throughout their […]

Know eveything about blood sampling tubes

Among the different colour codes, the order of sampling or the additives used, it is not always easy to find your way around when it comes to using the tube for blood sampling. Whether you are a beginner, want to clear up a doubt or simply remind your team, wants to simplify your daily life by presenting each of our tubes in their order […]

How to chose the right COPAN swab ?

Swab sampling is a critical phase in the diagnostic process LABELIANS has been working with the COPAN brand since its founding, which has been developing swab sampling solutions for over 40 years. COPAN expertise is recognised in many fields such as clinical diagnostics, industry and genomics (forensic), with a wide range of applications such as : Respiratory, gastrointestinal and skin infection detection Microbial resistance to […]