Manufacturer of Lab Labels
Lab labels are labels applied to various products:
- plastic bags
and other lab items used to carry and store lab samples.
These samples include blood, urine, or any research material to convey information. This information includes:
- the patient
- name of the glassware
- other equipment content
- expiration date
- lot number
- storage requirements
- warnings and precautions
- phone numbers
- and more.
Laboratory labels are applied to small items. Therefore, such labels have barcodes printed on them. These labels carry all the necessary data. As a result, they reduce the possibility of errors. Laboratory labels need to have an accompanying Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS). In addition, lab labels needs to comply with all regulations. These regulations come from the Environmental Protection Agency’s, the Occupational Safety and Health Organization’s regulations on lab labeling to indicate the presence of hazardous chemicals.
Laboratory labels are subjected to very harsh conditions and carry potentially dangerous substances so they need to be durable.
Lab labels are often applied to small vials and tubes. In the labeling industry this is referred to as “tight mandrel applications”. It is important to make sure that the correct adhesive is used for tight mandrel applications as many general purpose permanent adhesives will fail on tight radiuses allowing the label to “butterfly” or let go at the edges!