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Labware Capping Solution for the Safe Temporal Storage of IVD Tubes

Editor: MA Alexander Stark

Novitain has developed a capping solution for sample processing in IVD-tubes to ensure sample integrity during the short-term storage of sample collection tubes.

Capping solution for the safe temporal storage of IVD tubes
Capping solution for the safe temporal storage of IVD tubes
(Source: Fabian Boot/ Novitain)

In medical laboratories analytical tests are usually conducted on blood and urine samples in order to obtain information about the health of a patient. These analyses are very important diagnostic tools to clinicians testing for evidence of infection, disease or abnormalities. Typically the samples are collected in vacuum tubes before being sent to a medical laboratory for testing. After analytical tests, the vacuum tubes need to be securely stored for several days in case additional testing needs to be done.

The Novitain TPE Push Caps offer a solution for safe short-term sealing of sample collection tubes stored in a 50-well format rack. After capping 50 tubes in one turn, the Capcluster-50 retaining foil can be simply removed to leave each tube individually capped, in turn minimizing cross contamination. Each tube can be easily opened again using the tab attached to each cap without the need for additional tools.

Compatible with automated pre-analytical systems, the lightweight 50-well Novitain Rack has an open well side design to ensure equal temperature for all sample collection tubes during cooled storage. Drawing upon proprietary Micronic technology, Novitain Push Caps offer a rapid and economical solution for capping 50 racked sample tubes using the Novitain Manual Capper MC2.