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Study Success Sample Handling Kit

Every successful metabolomic study starts with proper sample collection and error-free identification. When you conduct a metabolomics study with Metabolon, we offer our complimentary Metabolon Study Success Sample Handling Kit. This kit, designed on best practices developed during over 20 years of best-in-class metabolomics study experience, provides the tools you need to make the process of collecting and sending samples to Metabolon quick, easy, and worry-free.

Customized to Meet Your Needs

Each kit includes the appropriate quantity of barcoded Metabolon Standard Preferred tubes for your designated matrix: biofluids, solid samples, or cell pellets. Because each kit is configured specifically for your study, it can support any combination of matrix-specific tubes.
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Easy and Worry-free Traceability

Labeling sample tubes by hand often leads to mislabeling, difficult-to-read labels, labels that are rubbed off in storage, and other errors that can create delays and potential data discrepancies. We offer you an automated solution in your Sample Handling Kit: a handheld barcode scanner. Use this scanner together with your barcoded Metabolon Standard Preferred tubes to catalog your samples and create an error-free digital sample manifest. And, because the barcode scanner is compatible with most 2D barcoded tubes, you can use it even if you use your own tubes. The barcode scanner is yours to keep and can be used in all future Metabolon studies.

Fast and Reliable Results

Metabolon Standard Preferred tubes ensure optimal quality results for your study. Our scientists screened several tubes from various manufacturers to select those that are most compatible with Metabolon’s proprietary metabolomics analysis pipelines and deliver the greatest throughput efficiencies with our automated handling systems. The tubes, which are included in your complimentary Metabolon Study Success Sample Handling Kit, ensure rapid delivery of your study results.
Fast and Reliable Results
Best-in-class support

Best-in-class support

Your Sample Handling Kit includes our best practices guidelines for properly collecting, preparing, and shipping samples to Metabolon for analysis. We include clear, step-by-step instructions for handling your samples, setting up your complimentary barcode scanner, completing your digital manifest, and securing your samples for shipment—including how to reuse the cardboard cradles your Metabolon Standard Preferred tubes arrived in to protect your samples on their journey to Metabolon.

See how Metabolon can advance your path to preclinical and clinical insights

Why Metabolon?

Once you see the full value of metabolomics, the only remaining question is who does it best? While many laboratories have metabolite profiling or analytical chemistry capabilities, comprehensive metabolomics technologies are extremely rare. Accurate, unbiased metabolite identification across the entire metabolome introduces signal-to-noise challenges that very few labs are equipped to handle. Also, translating massive quantities of data into actionable information is slow, if not impossible, for most because proper interpretation takes two things that are in short supply: experience and a comprehensive database.

Only Metabolon has all four core metabolomics capabilities



Ability to interrogate thousands of metabolites across diverse biochemical space, revealing new insights and opportunities



Ability to integrate the data from different studies into the same dataset, in different geographies, among different patients over time



Ability to inform on proper study design, generate high‐quality data, derive biological insights, and make actionable recommendations



Ability to process hundreds of thousands of samples quickly and cost‐efficiently to service rapidly growing demand

Partner with Metabolon to access:


A library of 5,400+ known metabolites, 2,000 in human plasma, all referenced in the context of biochemical pathways

  • That’s 5x the metabolites of the closest competitor

Unparalleled depth and breadth of experience analyzing and interpreting metabolomic data to find meaningful results

  • 10,000+ projects with hundreds of clients
  • 2,000+ publications covering 500 diseases, including numerous peer-reviewed journals such as Cell, Nature and Science
  • Nearly 40 PhDs in data science, molecular biology, and biochemistry

Using our robust platform and visualization tools, our experts are uniquely able to tell you more about your molecule and develop assay panels to help you zero in on the results you need.

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Request a quote for our services, get more information on sample types and handling procedures, request a letter of support, or submit a question about how metabolomics can advance your research.

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