from barcode readers, direct interfacing with devices such as balances or analytical
instruments and/or the incorporation of additional labeling. Blanks, QC samples and
standards may also be added interactively into the run to suit local Standard
Operating Procedures (SOPs).
PrepLab allows users to record the placement of samples into their respective
preparation or autosampler trays whilst also being able to save the actual run list for
direct use by their instrument when performing analysis later. Unlike LIMS, PrepLab
allows users to work in an ‘ad hoc’ way, processing samples as they arrive rather than
in strict date order. This means that analysts can very easily add urgent samples,
blanks, standards and QCs saving time looking around for samples. Sample details
can be added through the keyboard manually or via an attached barcode scanner.
PrepLab can also be configured to receive sample weights electronically from one or
more balances. Options can include simple data capture or a series of operations to
support for example the determination of moisture content and stones in soils, for the
fire assay of ores or for ash content. PrepLab can also create further sample labels to
for example label portions of the original sample that need to be routed to different
laboratory sections. The design of these labels is configurable and can include the
original sample identifier as well other derived information such as weights, test codes
and even the type of container that the sample should be placed in.
Where a laboratory uses a LIMS, Preplab can synchronize with it directly without the
need for any manual entry. This can include the ‘weight’ results as well as
confirmation of the sample separation and processing as well labelling sub-samples
CSols Preplab solution is making a considerable improvement to routine sample
handling, in particular to :
• easily following the processing of samples during pre-analytical preparation
and processing making it simple for routine users
• ensuring unambiguous sample labeling of sample portions for onward use in
• providing a single point for transcription free updating of LIMS which in turn
ensures synchronization and accelerates instrument processing
• improving turnaround times
• reducing costs and transcription errors
CSols have over 21 years experience in producing solutions to assist manufacturing,
services and process control labs, interfacing with a wide range of instrument types. In
particular our solutions address those challenges described earlier.
With customers around the world in a wide variety of industry sectors and over two
decades of experience CSols is recognized as the leading supplier of laboratory
integration software. CSols has a wide range of laboratory software and handheld
solutions which help laboratories reduce their costs and improve both efficiencies
and result quality.
Please contact CSols (details below) or visit our website at:
The Heath, Runcorn, Cheshire. WA7 4QZ. UK
Tel: +44 (0) 1928 513535
Fax: +44 (0) 7006 061106
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CSols is a laboratory informatics company, formed in 1990, whose dedicated passion is to maximize your return on investment by improving the effectiveness, productivity and quality of laboratories of all types. In order to deliver those goals we’ve distilled our knowledge and expertise into a range of software products and solutions that go ‘Beyond the Technology’ that is commonly used in today’s sophisticated laboratories to help you. Our products help form a seamless link between sophisticated instruments or laboratory information systems (LIMS) and the laboratory scientist, analyst or technician. CSols solutions help remove the tedium and error rates associated with manual transcription and so maximize the investment in the instrument itself, the reagents used as well as all the laboratory personnel.