Keep samples safe from any external elements in your lab

Sample security is one of the most important aspects to keep in mind in any kind of laboratory. Having the right containers is a key factor in order to keep the samples safe from any outer element. It is fundamental that nothing harms the tests you are running. Any kid of specimen has to be properly collected, labelled, handled and stored before and after the testing procedure. That is why you need to have the right specimen containers. Processing biological samples is a time-consuming activity inside any lab, which is why an optimal storage condition has to be the number one rule in this area.

Specimen containers

In order to avoid any leaks, the specimen transportation has to be done in a proper way, so that there is no loss of important matter. Having the right containers is what is going to give you good and reliable results.

Kalstein’s catalog has a wide variety of different kinds of containers with different functions. First, there are the cryovials, which are containers designed to store biological material, human or animal cells at temperatures as low as -196 degrees Celsius, only in the gas phase of liquid nitrogen.

Urine collection containers

You also have the option to purchase polypropylene specimen, urinalysis, sputum, histology and microbiology containers. Most of these models are made from polypropylene, which is a very common material in industrial applications due to its unique properties and ability to adapt, especially in the packaging area, which makes it the ideal decision for the collection and transportation of any kind of specimen. One of the most important features of these items is that they are made from a material that does not break. Besides, polypropylene is a “thermoplastic”, which means that it can reach 130 degrees Celsius (being this the melting point), without any significant degradation.

One important factor to keep in mind is that some of these containers are cytotoxic, which means that they are not toxic to cells, making it the right choice for collection and transportation of specimen. On the other hand, these containers have dual threaded caps that reinforces the seal, so that any type of leaks can be avoided, giving the containers a great resistance seal, in that way it can be preserved and moved around in harsh conditions.

Specimen containers with lids

In any laboratory, the results of the tests rely on the way the containers are organized and stored. Therefore, coding and storage is very important, specimen containers need to be correctly stored. These ones have a variety of colored caps and lids, which make them easier to classify and put in storage, being very appropriate for coding in laboratories. In addition, these specimen containers are easy stackable and compact so that storage will not be a problem. In the case of urine specimen containers, they have a High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) screw cap, which is a petroleum thermoplastic, making it resistant to high temperatures such as 120 degrees Celsius or 248 degrees Fahrenheit. This material has a high resistance to heat and diverse chemicals products. It is also very resistant to impact and it is very light weighted. In addition, the histology specimen containers have top, bottom gripping that assures easy opening, and closing when wearing gloves, you should know that these models are ideal for storage in harsh conditions and eliminates formalin leakage and evaporation. Finally, urinalysis specimen containers also have molded-in Graduation markings on three sides, making it easier to see the container’s capacity.

You can find different kinds of Containers in our catalog. HERE