Superior Cap Features
During the collection, processing and storage of samples, sample traceability is crucial. While most laboratories use 1D and 2D barcodes on sample tubes to ensure traceability of samples, cap color inspection will further promote the tube identification process.Cap color coding in laboratories is particularly useful when used to distinguish between different types of research purposes. Color provides a visual clue that works faster than text alone. By adding cap color coding next to 1D and 2D barcodes, users can speed up sample storage and retrieval time, eliminate human errors, and reduce the risk of lost samples.To ensure that aliquots, which are transferred from sample collection tubes (vacuum tubes) into smaller sample storage tubes can still be identified by cap color inspection, Micronic offers a standard cap color coding solution for 96-, 48- and 24-format sample storage tubes. This solution is related to the cap colors of vacuum tubes. To each type of blood sample (i.e. additive which is present to pretreat or preserve the blood), a cap color is assigned. Next to blood samples, the cap color solution can also be used for other biological samples (e.g. DNA, tissue, urine, feces, plants, or seeds).
For more information about the standard cap color coding guide, please see Tech Note 1 'Cap Color Coding'.