Thermo Scientific™ Reacti-Vial Reaction Vials
An internal cone makes small sample handling easy and convenient
DWK Life Sciences Wheaton™ V Vial™ with Crimp Top Finish; no Closures
Ideal for small scale reactions, centrifugation, storage, packaging and shipping of vital samples.
Thermo Scientific™ National Silanized Sample Vials
Thermo Scientific™ National Silanized Sample Vials are constructed of superior quality borosilicate clear or amber glass.
Kimble™ TITESEAL™ Glass Vials
An excellent vial option for the laboratory with open-bottom plug style unattached plastic closures.
DWK Life Sciences Wheaton™ V Vial™ with Solid-Top Screw Cap, Clear
Conical interior bottoms are designed to provide total downward drainage and maximum retrieval of contents by syringe
Fisherbrand™ Type 1 Diagnostic Clear Glass Vials
Provides excellent clarity and dimensional accuracy from vial to vial due to tubular design. Fisherbrand™ Type 1 Diagnostic Clear Glass Vials are manufactured using Type 1 neutral glass.
Fisherbrand™ Type III Soda Lime Glass Specimen Vial
Use these dependable vials for small sample collection, analysis or storage. Fisherbrand™ Type III Soda Lime Glass Specimen Vials are ideal for a range of diagnostic, pharmaceutical and healthcare applications.
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.
Thermo Scientific™ Nalgene™ PPCO Amber Micro Packaging Vials: Nonsterile, Bulk Pack
Protect light-sensitive reagents with these PPCO amber micro packaging vials featuring conical bottoms that allow recovery of entire contents.
DWK Life Sciences Wheaton™ Clear Glass Sample Vials in Lab File with Caps Attached
Attached caps help maintain cleanliness. Wheaton™ Clear Glass Sample Vials in Lab File With Caps Attached come in partitioned trays to provide an easy way to store empty vials or to inventory samples.
Azpack™ Glass Sample Vials
Sample and contain pathological materials. Azpack™ Glass Sample Vials include synthetic rubber-lined aluminum caps that should be removed before autoclaving.
Thermo Scientific™ Chromacol Round Bottom Amber Vials with Crimp Top
Save time and reduce risk of contamination. These convenience amber vials offer great quality of crimp tops and round bottoms.
Fisherbrand™ Glass Screw Neck Specimen Bottles
Suitable for media, diagnostic, storage, display and sample collection applications. Fisherbrand™ Glass Screw Neck Specimen Bottles are manufactured from clear Type 1B neutral glass.
BRAND™ Polystyrene Sample Cups
Transparent polystyrene and CE marked according to IVD-Directive 98/79 EC. For use with Technicon Analyzer.
DWK Life Sciences Wheaton™ Glass Sample Vials with Snap Caps
Ideal for collecting, storing, and exhibiting sample in the lab or field, Wheaton™ Glass Sample Vials with Snap Caps contain caps which fit over a special sealing ring to provide effective barrier against moisture.
Kartell™ Polyethylene Sample Tubes
Made of lightweight and unbreakable polyethylene. Kartell™ Polyethylene Sample Tubes can be used as weighing containers.
Thermo Scientific™ Nalgene™ Amber PPCO High Profile Closures with Color Coders for Micro Packaging Vials: Nonsterile
Identify samples quickly with these amber PPCO high-profile closures with color-coded inserts. Eliminate risky O-rings while providing a barrier for light-sensitive reagents.
DWK Life Sciences Kimble™ KIMAX™ Accuform™ Micro-Vial™ Vials
Conical cavity allows maximum retrieval of contents with a syringe needle.
DWK Life Sciences Wheaton™ Glass Sample Vials in Lab File without Caps
Packaged in partitioned trays, without caps
DWK Life Sciences Wheaton™ Clear Vials for Environmental Analysis, with Caps Attached
Clear Vial with Open Top White Polypropylene PTFE Faced Silicone Lined Cap
Thermo Scientific™ Nalgene™ LDPE Sample Vials with Closure
Store samples securely in these LDPE sample vials with closure, which have a friction-fit, snap closure and will not shatter like glass.
Thermo Scientific™ Nalgene™ PPCO High Profile Closures with Color Coders for Micro Packaging Vials: Nonsterile
Reduce risk of contaminating contents using these high-profile PPCO closures with color coders that are free of toxic heavy metals and have no O-rings that can accidentally fall out.
Fisherbrand™ Class A Clear Glass Threaded Vials with Attached Caps, PE Poly-Seal™ Cone Liner
With low-density polyethylene Poly-Seal cone liners
DWK Life Sciences Kimble™ Clear Screw Thread Sample Vials without Closures
Packaged in corrugated trays with partitions
Thermo Scientific™ Nalgene™ HDPE High-Profile Closures with Color Coders for Micro Packaging Vials: Nonsterile
Enable rapid identification by using these high profile closures with color coders. Offered in a variety of colors, closures have no O-ring to fall out or contaminate contents.
DWK Life Sciences Kimble™ ClearScrew Thread Sample Vials with Attached White Rubber Lined Caps
Packaged in corrugated trays with partitions
Thermo Scientific™ Nalgene™ Natural PPCO Micro Packaging Vials: Nonsterile, Bulk Pack
Recover vial contents completely with these micro packaging vials, molded from high purity PPCO resin. The vials are skirted and feature conical interiors.
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