SuperClear® Sample Collection and Transport Tubes
Our leakproof freestanding sample collection and transport tubes with screw caps feature graduations at 1mL increments and a large frosted writing surface for convenient labeling and identification. Each tube is molded from durable polypropylene, has a conical bottom, and a wide skirted base. Our exclusive elastomeric sealing caps are included and are autoclavable. Tubes are lab tested and certified to the IATA 95kPA standard for safe air shipping of samples and the DOT 95kPa standard for ground shipment of biological samples.
Complete Safety in Specimen Shipment
All international and domestic carriers now require adherence to the IATA 95kPa standard for all biological substance shipments. IATA 95 kPa certification ensures containers are leak-resistant under differential pressure conditions such as in air transport. This certification requires containers to prove capable of withstanding, without leakage, an internal pressure producing a pressure differential of not less than 95 kPa (0.95 bar, 13.8 psi).
SuperClear® transport and collection tubes are the ideal vessel for primary biological sample collection and containment. They can be used for any biological sample including fluids. These leak-resistant secure seal sample tubes provide a durable protective barrier against exposure, safeguarding the sample inside from costly damage.
All International and domestic air carriers now require adherence to the IATA standards for biological substance shipments. IATA 95 kPa certification ensures containers are leak-resistant under differential pressure conditions such as in air transport. This certification requires containers to prove capable of withstanding, without leakage, an internal pressure producing a pressure differential of not less than 95 kPa (0.95 bar, 13.8 psi).
In the U.S. and other countries that apply the UN3373 standard for transport of biological samples SuperClear® tubes meet this standard as the primary container for air and ground shipment using the 95kPA certification.
SuperClear® transport and collection tubes are available in a 10mL size or a 5mL size. They come in bags with caps and tubes separate or in sterile packages. And like all our sterile products we only use medical grade packaging and sterilize following a validated ISO 11137 method.
|Endotoxin Free (Non pyrogenic)
Product samples are exposed to endotoxin-free water and the resulting extraction fluid is tested for contamination using the kinetic turbidimetric Limulus Amoebocyte Lysate (LAL) assay protocol and USP guidelines. All products tested must display less than 0.05 EU/ml to be certified free of endotoxin.
|Nuclease Free (RNase/DNase)
Product samples are exposed to nuclease-free water and the resulting extraction fluid is tested for nuclease activity on commercially available 7.5 kb Poly(A) tailed RNA (1µg) and HindIII-digested DNA (1µg) with a one hour 37°C incubation in appropriate buffers. Results are visualized on an agarose gel with appropriate positive and negative controls. Extraction fluid samples must show no degradation of the nucleic acids by the extraction fluid has occurred for the product to be certified as RNase-free and DNase-free
|Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP)
Product sample surfaces are tested for the presence of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) using a controlled bioluminescence reaction to detect contamination. Luminescence data is compared to results generated by ATP-free surfaces and surfaces with known amounts of ATP as a positive control. The relative light units result must indicate less than 2 X 10-12 mg/µl of ATP for the product to be certified as ATP free.
|Heavy Metals Free
Heavy metals have been tested for using the prescribed USP method and confirmed to have levels lower than 1 part per million (1ppm)
Labcon products are sterilized by radiation sterilization within a dose range of 12-35 kGy. The dose range necessary for the stated sterility assurance level is continuously audited through quarterly bio-burden and sterility validation studies performed according to the ANSI/AAMI/ISO 11137 standard by an independent laboratory. This dosage is sufficient to guarantee a sterility assurance level of 10-6.
Products are pressure and temperature tested to confirm that they are suitable for use as shipping tubes. This work was performed by a third party laboratory. Tubes were filled with a glycerol-water mix and incubated at 25°C in a vacuum chamber at -95kPa for 30 minutes, with no leakage of liquid content observed. Tubes were then incubated at -40°C for two hours at the -95kPA differential, again with no leaking of liquid contents observed. The tubes were then incubated at +55°C for two hours at the -95kPA differential, again with no leaking observed.
|Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy-Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy
These products contain resins that are processed under conditions proven to exceed the European Union standard as listed in the 22nd Commission Directive EC 98/16/EC of March 5th, 1998 as annexed to council Directive EC 76/768/EEC and further Amendment 419 Annex II of 12 June 2001.
|Medical Grade (USP)
U.S Pharmacoepia Methods and Guidelines (U.S.P Class VI) are used if applicable. We only use medical grade resins and pre-test all resins for contaminants prior to use. Resins are compliant with FDA CFR title 21-177.1520, 178.3295, 178.3297.
|California Prop 65
No Labcon manufactured disposables contain any of the “listed chemicals” as referenced in the California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, (Prop 65) as revised May 25, 2018.
|Phthalates & Oleamide
All our resins are medical grade and are certified free of Bisphenol A (BPA), Oleamide, DiHEMDA, and Phthalates.
|Substances of Very High Concern & REACH
All Labcon products are compliant with RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC/-2011/65-2015/863, are free of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC), and are EU REACH Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 compliant.
These products are Made in USA and all components meet the requirements for US origin under the NAFTA agreement.
|U.S. FDA Registered
Labcon is a U.S. FDA registered medical device manufacturer. Our facility is registered by the U.S. government to comply with CFR21 GMP regulations for manufacturing medical devices.
As applicable Labcon products meet the requirements for CE marking under directive 98/79EEC.
|ISO 9001 Quality Registration
Labcon has been registered to the ISO 9001 quality management system standar since 1997 and maintains registration to ISO 9001:2015.
|Material||100% Virgin Polypropylene|
|Rating||USP Class VI|
|Colors||Natural (Clear) with Green or Purple color cap|
|Fits||Most popular storage racks|
|Approved Use||Medical, Research, Industrial, Food & Beverage|
|Lot Expiration||4 years|
|Sterile Expiration||3 years|