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Monday, October 26, 2020

Perform sample aliquoting with Labii ELN & LIMS

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In biochemistry testing labs; sample aliquoting is a technique where identical sub-samples are extracted from the original sample. Those are “aliquots” and represent the same physical and chemical properties of the parent sample. The purposes are; to avoid handling volumated samples when only a small amount is needed, to preserve the original sample’s integrity, to reproduce multiple tests, and to have back-up samples when one is lost or contaminated. 




One of the major problems facing lab researchers and healthcare practitioners is organizing and keeping track of samples, aliquots, and their derivatives. Using traditional ways to identify and keep track of voluminous data like excel sheets or paper-based schemes; where the aliquots are identified by their own codes without linking them to the source, the storage location is frequently anarchic, and the proportion between the sample volume and number of aliquots is always miscalculated. Those methods are inefficient and time-consuming and lead to inappropriate result interpretations and fatal medical errors especially when dealing with sensitive samples such as human blood samples, biological fluids, or specimens. In 2017; the US Institute of Medicine (IOM) has recorded more than 98.000 deaths per year caused by preventable medical errors including; misidentification of patients, mislabeling of samples, incomplete data registration…etc. Therefore; an automated Management System is the scientist must-have to ensure their data’s traceability. 


Labii ELN & LIMS created a sample aliquoting widget to quickly and easily identify, control, and keep track of numerous aliquots in a second of a click. In order to create an aliquot with Labii ELN & LIMS, there are steps you need to follow; Configure the aliquoting by setting the sample volume value, the sample volume unit, the number of aliquots, aliquot volume value, aliquot table, and consumption table. When the aliquot is created; you can start managing the aliquots. The widget enables you to : 

  • Create sample records for the number of aliquots and reference them. 

  • Control the list of aliquots by continuously entering aliquots details (how and when it is used).

  •  keep track of the usage details history by using the consumption table. 


keeping records digitally with Labii ELN & LIMS empower the laboratories to consistently and effectively control their data; keep track at any time of their samples, reagents, cell culture, and more; share their findings to improve communication and extend collaboration, and document their patients' clinical information or experiments on-site observations.


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