Azpack™ Freeze Drying and Injection Vials
Ensure optimum protection of the contents against premature aging. Azpack™ Freeze Drying and Injection Vials protect content integrity and loss of effectiveness.
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.
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.
Kimble™ TITESEAL™ Glass Vials
An excellent vial option for the laboratory with open-bottom plug style unattached plastic closures.
Fisherbrand™ Type 1 Diagnostic Amber Glass Vials
Provides excellent clarity and dimensional consistency from vial to vial due to tubular design. Fisherbrand™ Type 1 Diagnostic Amber Glass Vials are manufactured using Type 1 neutral glass that conforms to USP Type 1 requirements for light transmission to protect light sensitive products.
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.
DWK Life Sciences Wheaton™ Glass Sample Vials in Lab File With Caps Attached
Attached caps help maintain cleanliness
Thermo Scientific™ Nunc™ General Long Term Storage Tubes
Contain samples in cost-efficient round-bottom, externally-threaded Thermo Scientific™ Nunc™ General Long Term Storage Tubes.
DWK Life Sciences Kimble™ KIMAX™ Accuform™ Micro-Vial™ Vials
Conical cavity allows maximum retrieval of contents with a syringe needle.
Thermo Scientific™ Reacti-Vial™ Small Glass Reaction Vials
Use Thermo Scientific™ Reacti-Vial™ Small Reaction Vials in the Reacti-Therm™ Heating and Stirring module.
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 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
DWK Life Sciences Wheaton™ Shorty Vials™ Glass Sample Vials in Lab File™: with Caps
Come in convenient Lab File partitioned trays
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.
DWK Life Sciences Wheaton™ Glass Sample Vials in Lab File without Caps
Packaged in partitioned trays, without caps
Azlon™ Polycarbonate Vials
Ideal for sampling, production and packaging of steam sterilised biological solutions
DWK Life Sciences Kimble™ ClearScrew Thread Sample Vials without Closures
Packaged in corrugated trays with partitions
Thermo Scientific™ Nalgene™ PPCO Low-Profile Closures for Micro Packaging Vials: Sterile, Bulk Pack
Identify samples quickly with sterile, low-profile closures molded of high-purity low metal content PPCO resin, available in a variety of colors.
DWK Life Sciences Kimble™ Accuform™ SSR™ Standard Glass Vials
Vials provide dependable storage, retrevial and analysis of both liquid and powder samples
DWK Life Sciences Kimble™ AmberScrew Thread Sample Vials with Unattached White Rubber Lined Caps
Unattached, closed top black phenolic closures
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 Kimble™ ClearScrew Thread Sample Vials with Attached PTFE-Faced/White Rubber Lined Caps
Packaged in corrugated trays with partitions
Thermo Scientific™ Nalgene™ PPCO Micro Packaging Vial Closures for 4.5mL Vials: Sterile, Bulk Pack
Identify samples quickly using colored closures offered in green, white or natural, specifically designed for the 4.5 mL micro packaging vial.
DWK Life Sciences Kimble™ AmberScrew Thread Vials w/Attached PTFE-Faced/White Rubber Lined Closures
Attached closed top black phenolic closures
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™ HDPE High Profile Closures with Color Coders for Micro Packaging Vials: Sterile, Bulk Pack
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.
Thermo Scientific™ Nalgene™ PPCO High Profile Closures with Color Coders for Micro Packaging Vials: Sterile, Bulk Pack
Reduce the risk of contamination with high-profile PPCO closures with color coders that are free of toxic heavy metals and have no O-rings that can accidentally fall out.
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