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Medical and health facilities use lab bags to provide a safe and effective way to transfer and store samples from patients while protecting workers from any possible contamination and danger from exposure to biological materials. Purchase bags in bulk by the case to save money, ensure extras are on hand for safety, and remain productive. Staples® carries a wide selection of bags, labware, and scientific supplies to outfit a workplace.

Types of Bags Available
Available in a range of designs, sizes, and materials, these bags are ideal for the collection and storage of fluids and samples. Lab freezer bags keep contents free from freezer burn and prevent leaking when placed with other samples. Heavy-duty bags resist tears and punctures, while some include a space to write on for easy identification. Some lab sample bags include a pouch to include patient information, documents, and other data about the enclosed sample. Most pouches seal to keep documents secure and to prevent mix-ups of samples in the lab. Transparent polyethylene makes it possible to see what’s inside without opening the seal. Sterile bags prevent contamination of test samples. Some have self-sealing closures with a tamper-resistant label that prevents unauthorized access to contents.

Reasons to Use Laboratory Bags
These bags meet federal requirements and OSHA standards for safety to prevent the spread of disease and keep employees safe. They're made of clear or colored film, which is usually color-coded depending on the type of sample required. The style of the bag may also provide identification to the type of sample it holds. Some facilities may also color-code their bags, so external labs know where the sample originated from to help eliminate any mix-up when returning patient results Other types may include a bio-hazard symbol for immediate identification of blood and other bodily fluid samples that require safe handling.

Is it Possible to Reuse Lab Bags?
Lab bags are sold in bulk packages and are inexpensive to use. While recycling is the best choice for the environment, it is ideal to dispose of any used sterile bags instead of trying to reuse them.

What’s the Optimal Way to Seal Laboratory Bags?
Heat seals create a secure and tamper-resistant seal that won’t come apart during transport or storage. It’s possible to use a zipper bag for solid substances that won’t leak, but liquid samples typically require special handling to prevent leaking and contamination. Tabletop heat sealers create durable seams instantly on all types of poly sterile lab bags.

How Do Lab Bags and Regular Plastic Bags Differ?
Though sterile laboratory bags and regular plastic storage bags may look alike and have the same types of closures, they are constructed differently. Lab bags have a much thicker and stronger construction and a thicker seal along the edges to prevent leaks, and some even have three layers of plastic instead of a single one for increased protection. Select bags are suitable for autoclaving; be sure to follow the manufacturer's' instructions when placing bags in an autoclave.
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1qt Zipper Freezer Bag, 300/Case
Item: 1599166 / Model : 82027-628 CS
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  • Product Type: Freezer bag
  • Zipper bag
  • Quantity: 300 per case
33.99 $33.99
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Associated Bag Zipper Bag with Hang Hole, 6" x 9", 1000/Pack
Item: 1602046 / Model : AB 270-29H PK
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  • Dimensions: 6" L x 9" W
  • Made of polyethylene
  • Thickness: 2mm
96.99 $96.99
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Associated Bag Zipper Bag with Hang Hole, 8" x 10", 100/Pack
Item: 1602045 / Model : AB 270-33H PK
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  • Zipper bag
  • 8" X 10"
  • Polyethylene
127.99 $127.99
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Nasco International, Inc. Stand-Up Sample Bag, 1065ml, 250/Pack
Item: 1605165 / Model : B01449WA PK
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  • Dimensions: 15"L x 5"W
  • Made of polyethylene
  • Capacity: 1065 ml
110.49 $110.49
250/Pack
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Nalgene Heavy Duty Lab Sample Bag, 8" x 5", 50/Pack (NALGENE 6255-0508 PK)
Item: 1604521 / Model : 6255-0508 PK
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  • Sample bag
  • 8" X 5"
  • LDPE
106.79 $106.79
50/Pack
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Whirl-Pak 58 ml Sample Bag, 500/Pack
Item: 1605208 / Model : B01064WA PK
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  • Dimensions: 5"L x 3"W
  • Made of polyethylene
  • Capacity: 58 ml
71.99 $71.99
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Whirl-Pak Write On Sample Bag, 170ml, 500/Pack
Item: 1605097 / Model : B01297WA PK
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  • Dimensions: 9"L x 6"W
  • Made of polyethylene
  • Capacity: 170 ml
109.89 $109.89
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VWR Sample Bag, 5" x 3", 250/Pack
Item: 1602984 / Model : 56775-038 PK
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  • Product Type: Sample Bag
  • Dimensions: 5"L x 3"W
  • Quantity: 250/Pack
99.99 $99.99
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Nalge Nunc International Corp Heavy Duty Lab Sample Bag, 13" x 9", 50/Pack
Item: 1604522 / Model : 6255-0913 PK
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  • Dimensions: 13"L x 9"W
  • Made of LDPE
  • Includes zipper lock
72.29 $72.29
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Whirl-Pak Sample Bag, 532ml, Sterile Write On, 500/Pack
Item: 1604949 / Model : B01186WA PK
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  • Dimensions: 9"L x 4.5"W
  • Made of polyethylene
  • Capacity: 532 ml
114.89 $114.89
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Nasco International, Inc. Sample Bag, 532ml, Stand-Up, 500/Pack
Item: 1605099 / Model : B01365WA PK
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  • Product Type: Stand-up sample bag
  • Dimensions: 9"L x 4.5"W
  • Made of polyethylene
115.89 $115.89
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Whirl-Pak Sample Bag, 1242ml, 500/Pack
Item: 1605225 / Model : B01027WA PK
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  • Product Type: Sample bag
  • Dimensions: 15"L x 6"W
  • Made of polyethylene
120.29 $120.29
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Nasco International, Inc. 100 ml Standard Thio-Bag, 100/Pack
Item: 1605206 / Model : B01040WA PK
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  • Dimensions: 7.25"L x 3"W
  • Made of polyethylene
  • Capacity: 100 ml
35.29 $35.29
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Whirl-Pak 118 ml Write On Sample Bag, 500/Pack
Item: 1605207 / Model : B01062WA PK
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  • Dimensions: 7.25"L x 3"W
  • Made of polyethylene
  • Capacity: 118 ml
66.49 $66.49
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Whirl-Pak Sample Bag, 170ml, 500/Pack
Item: 1605223 / Model : B01020WA PK
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  • Dimensions: 9"L x 6"W
  • Made of polyethylene
  • Capacity: 170 ml
113.59 $113.59
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Whirl-Pak Sample Bag, 207ml, 500/Pack
Item: 1605310 / Model : B00992WA PK
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  • Dimensions: 7"L x 3.7"W
  • Made of polyethylene
  • Capacity: 207 ml
71.89 $71.89
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Whirl-Pak Write On Sample Bag, 532ml, 500/Pack
Item: 1604948 / Model : B01065WA PK
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  • Dimensions: 9" L x 4.5" W
  • Made of polyethylene
  • Capacity: 532 ml
106.39 $106.39
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Whirl-Pak Sample Bag, 532ml, 18oz, 500/Pack
Item: 1605285 / Model : B00736WA PK
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  • Dimensions: 9"L x 4.5"W
  • Made of polyethylene
  • Capacity: 532 ml
101.29 $101.29
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Associated Bag Zipper Bag with hang Hole, 1000/Pack
Item: SS4084828
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  • Product Type: Zipper Bag
  • Available in Different Size
  • Made of polyethylene
As low as 43.49 $43.49
Multiple options available
Nasco International, Inc. 12" x 6" NOPA Bag
Item: SS4129457
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  • Product type: NOPA bag
  • Dimensions: 12"L x 6"W
  • Made of polyethylene
As low as 155.99 $155.99
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Clavies Autoclavable Bag, 36" x 24", 100/Pack
Item: 1602511 / Model : H13185-2436 PK
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  • Product type: Autoclavable bag
  • Dimensions: 36 inches long x 24 inches wide
  • Material: Polypropylene
191.19 $191.19
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Whirl-Pak Sample Bag, 118ml, 500/Pack
Item: 1605309 / Model : B00679WA PK
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  • Dimensions: 7.25"L x 3"W
  • Made of polyethylene
  • Capacity: 118 ml
68.49 $68.49
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Whirl-Pak Sample Bag, 798ml, 500/Pack
Item: 1605286 / Model : B00990WA PK
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  • Dimensions: 12"L x 5"W
  • Made of polyethylene
  • Capacity: 798 ml
101.59 $101.59
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Nasco International, Inc. Homogenizer Bag, Write-on Transparent, 170ml, 500/Pack
Item: 1605096 / Model : B01196WA PK
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  • Dimensions: 9"L x 6"W
  • Made of polyethylene
  • 170 mL capacity
158.29 $158.29
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