DWK Life Sciences Wheaton™ Sampule™ Vials
Helps ensure background counts are consistent and low in glass vials and ultraviolet transmission is high. Wheaton™ Sampule™ Vials are manufactured from Wheaton™ 180 low potassium borosilicate glass that conforms to ASTM E 438 , and Class A.
Thermo Scientific™ Nunc™ Storage Vials with Caps
Assure safe centrifugation and storage of PCR reagents, restriction enzymes and other diagnostic and biochemical reagents or samples by using these storage vials with caps.
Azlon™ Polycarbonate Vials
Ideal for sampling, production and packaging of steam sterilised biological solutions
Fisherbrand™ Clear Moulded Glass Vials, with Fitted Screw Caps
Suitable for the storage of pathology media. Fisherbrand™ Clear Moulded Glass Vials, with Fitted Screw Caps are manufactured from clear Type 1 neutral glass.
Fisherbrand™ Type 1 Clear Glass Vials, with Dropper Assembly
Provides for accurate, reliable dispensing of various samples. Fisherbrand™ Type 1 Clear Glass Vials, with Dropper Assembly are manufactured from clear Type 1 neutral glass.
Fisherbrand™ White Polypropylene Screw Caps
Suitable for most applications that call for screw neck bottles. Fisherbrand™ White Polypropylene Screw Caps are manufactured from sturdy polypropylene plastic.
Fisherbrand™ Type 1 Class A Borosilicate Glass Clear Sample Vial with Fitted Cap and Polycone Liner
Use these vials for general lab applications. Fisherbrand™ Type 1 Class A Borosilicate Glass Clear Sample Vial with Fitted Cap and Polycone Liner features low profile for greater stability and compound storage.
DWK Life Sciences Kimble™ ClearScrew Thread Sample Vials with Attached Closures
Attached open top white polypropylene closures
Kartell™ Polyethylene Sample Tubes
Made of lightweight and unbreakable polyethylene. Kartell™ Polyethylene Sample Tubes can be used as weighing containers.
Fisherbrand™ Class B Amber Glass Threaded Vials with Attached Caps
Type I, Class B amber borosilicate glass
Thermo Scientific™ Nalgene™ Natural PPCO Micro Packaging Vials: Sterile, Bulk Pack
Customize your PPCO vials, which are skirted and feature a conical bottom, allowing recovery of entire contents.
DWK Life Sciences Kimble™ ClearScrew Thread Sample Vials with Attached White Rubber Lined Caps
Packaged in corrugated trays with partitions
DWK Life Sciences Kimble™ Glass Screw-Thread Sample Vials with PTFE Closure
Cylindrical shape provides solid balance. Flat bottom facilitates free-standing capability.
DWK Life Sciences Wheaton™ Glass Sample Vials in Lab File With Caps Attached
Attached caps help maintain cleanliness
Laboratories Sales™ Tubular Glass Injection Vials
High-quality tubular glass vials suitable for diagnostic, pharmaceutical and healthcare applications in the laboratory.
Fisherbrand™ Class A Clear Glass Threaded Vials with Caps, PTFE-faced White 14B Rubber Liner
Fisherbrand™ Type 1 Class A Borosilicate Glass Clear Sample Vials with Fitted Caps feature fitted black phenolic caps with either polycone liner or PTFE faced white rubber liner.
Cole-Parmer™ Snap-Cap Sample Vials
Store a wide variety of liquids and solids with these sample vials. Cole Parmer™ Snap-Cap Sample Vials are clear, durable and lightweight.
DWK Life Sciences Kimble™ ClearScrew Thread Sample Vials without Closures
Packaged in corrugated trays with partitions
DWK Life Sciences Kimble™ AmberScrew Thread Vials with Attached White Rubber Lined Closures
Attached closed top black phenolic closures
Thermo Scientific™ Nalgene™ HDPE High Profile Closures with Color Coders for Micro Packaging Vials: Sterile, Bulk Pack
Enable rapid identification by using these closures with color coders. Offered in a variety of colors, closures have no O-ring to fall out or contaminate contents.
Thermo Scientific™ Nalgene™ PPCO Micro Packaging Vial Closures for 4.5mL Vials: Sterile, Bulk Pack
Quickly identify samples using colored closures offered in green, white or natural, specifically designed for the 4.5mL micro packaging vial.
Thermo Scientific™ Nalgene™ PPCO High Profile Closures with Color Coders for Micro Packaging Vials: Sterile, Bulk Pack
Reduce the risk of contaminating contents using Thermo Scientific™ Nalgene™ PPCO High Profile Closures with Color Coders for Micro Packaging Vials.
DWK Life Sciences Kimble™ ClearScrew Thread Sample Vials w/Unattached PTFE-Faced/White Rubber Lined Closures
Unattached closed top black phenolic closures
Thermo Scientific™ Nalgene™ PPCO High Profile Closures with Color Coders for Micro Packaging Vials: Nonsterile
Reduce the risk of contaminating contents with Thermo Scientific™ Nalgene™ PPCO High Profile Closures with Color Coders for Micro Packaging Vials.
Thermo Scientific™ Nalgene™ LDPE Sample Vials with Closure
Store samples securely in Thermo Scientific™ Nalgene™ LDPE Sample Vials with Closure, which have a friction-fit, snap closure and will not shatter like glass.
Thermo Scientific™ Reacti-Vial™ Small Glass Reaction Vials
Use Thermo Scientific™ Reacti-Vial™ Small Reaction Vials in the Reacti-Therm™ Heating and Stirring module.
Tubes and vials are essential items in most laboratories. Sample vials (also called specimen vials) are a particular variety used to secure and maintain the integrity of their contents.
What kinds of sample vials are available?
- General sample vials for samples of up to 75mL or more
- Micro sampling vials and closures for smaller sample sizes up to 2mL
Most sample vials are flat-bottomed with straight sides for stability on the bench, although dedicated vial racks can be used. Sample vials are often profiled to minimise dead volumes above the sample surface. Smaller vials may also have conical interiors for improved sample recovery. Sample vials are often supplied in kits in partitioned trays to aid inventory and identification. Sample vials may also be sterile or pre-cleaned for conformity to various certification and compliance requirements.
Glass sample vials made from Type 1 Class A borosilicate glass have low extractables and superior chemical resistance, others made from soda lime glass are for less demanding applications. Plastic sample vials are manufactured from polypropylene, PFA, LDPE or PPCO. Most sample vials are clear, but amber-coloured versions are also available for light-sensitive samples.
Vials are supplied without caps, or else with caps either packaged separately or ready-fitted to minimise contamination. Sample vial caps can be screw-top, friction-fit or snap closure, and made of polythene, polypropylene, black phenolic or aluminium. Caps may be lined with a rubber or a PTFE-faced septum.
What are sample vials used for?
- Sample collection and storage
- Sample preservation, display or exhibition