Study Success Sample Handling Kit
Designed for your study success
Every successful metabolomic study starts with proper sample collection and error-free identification.
The Metabolon Study Success Sample Handling Kit is offered at no charge as part of your metabolomics study and provides the tools needed to make the process quick, easy, and worry-free, with best practices developed from over 20 years of best-in-class metabolomics study experience.
Each kit includes the appropriate quantity of barcoded Metabolon Standard Preferred tubes for your designated matrix: biofluids, solid samples, or cell pellets. Since each kit is configured specifically for your study, it can support any combination of matrix specific tubes.
Manual labeling of sample tubes often leads to user errors, creating delays and potential data discrepancies. Your Sample Handling Kit offers a handheld barcode scanner ready to work with most 2D barcoded tubes. This provides an automated solution for cataloging samples and creating a digital sample manifest to reduce errors and study time. The barcode scanner can be used again on all future Metabolon studies.
Metabolon Standard Preferred tubes ensure optimal quality results for your study. Our scientists screened several tubes from various manufacturers and chose these for both their compatibility with our proprietary metabolomics analysis and ability to achieve the greatest throughput efficiencies with our preparation and automated handling systems. This allows us to deliver your study results in the shortest time possible, and the tubes are provided at no-charge as part of your Metabolon Study Success Sample Handling Kit.
Note: If you choose to use your own tubes, please contact your Metabolon representative to determine if your tube type meets the requirement of Metabolon Standard Supported tubes.
Your Sample Handling Kit will include best practices guidelines for properly collecting, preparing, and shipping samples for analysis. These include details on minimum sample volume requirements and preparation instructions for each accepted sample type. There is also guidance on how to reuse the cardboard cradles of the Metabolon Standard Preferred tubes for added protection during return shipment to ensure sample integrity and the highest quality results.