Laboratory Information Management System

In many ways, a LIMS is the automated file clerk of a laboratory, responsible for storing, organizing and maintaining the laboratory’s data and information. However, a LIMS is more than just a file clerk; it has evolved to automate, simplify and secure many operational aspects of a laboratory.

What is a LIMS?

The definition of a LIMS has changed almost as rapidly as the workflows and data management needs of labs have changed over the last several decades. However, at its core, the LIMS remains a software-based tool designed with the goal of improving efficiencies in a laboratory’s workflow and supporting efforts towards standardization and compliance in the lab. When designed well, the LIMS also provides flexibility and security to a lab’s operations.

A LIMS can have an extravagant list of features, or it may have minimal functionality. Experienced software developers usually do well to include a collection of the essential features, as well as any industry-specific features a laboratory may need. However, not all developers get it right. A generic development approach to a clinical diagnostic or research LIMS may not suffice, given that workflows and regulatory requirements may differ across the various clinical care and research laboratory subtypes.

What is a LIMS? | LabLynx

Essential Features of a LIMS

What follows is a list of system functionality that is considered by a variety of laboratory experts to be vital to almost any clinical diagnostic or research laboratory.

Sample Tracking & Management

Track and manage samples from the moment they are received to the moment they are analyzed with the LabLynx ELab LIMS, including identifying and labeling samples, assigning them to experiments, and recording results.


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Testing Workflows

Create and manage tests, as well as integrations to instruments, automation, and other analysis platforms. From drug testing to molecular pathology and on, our ELab LIMS accommodates complex, multi-step workflows and provides assay management tools.

Results Entry

Post-analytical options also include process management, calculations, reflex testing, limits, reference ranges, notes, and more. Whether performed manually or automated, the LabLynx LIMS can get you through the results process quickly.

Customized Reporting

LabLynx can help you build reports to your requirements with logos, custom designs, and more. The software offers the ability to create preliminary, final, and amended reports, which can be generated manually or automatically and delivered in a variety of ways.


Share your data securely while also streamlining your processes by integrating with instruments, production information management systems (PIMSs), electronic laboratory notebooks (ELNs), ERP, and more. With support for ASTM, RS-232, and APIs, the LabLynx LIMS has you covered.

Standards & Regulatory Compliance

Better meet all compliance needs across multiple regulatory bodies. LabLynx will help your lab stay on top of accreditations for and compliance with ISO and GLP/GALP, as well as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and more.

Customization & Configuration

Every analytical laboratory has its own unique needs and workflows, and the LabLynx ELab LIMS is customizable and configurable to fit your laboratory’s specific requirements.

Document Hosting & Management

Store standard operating procedures (SOPs), training manuals and records, certifications, regulatory files, receipts, reports, and all your lab’s vital operations documents with the LIMS for easy access.

Collaboration & Communication

Do you have a team of researchers working on different projects? The LabLynx ELab LIMS has tools for collaboration and communication, such as shared calendars, task lists, and messaging.

Finding the LIMS that Fits Your Lab Industry

Before arriving on the LIMS that fits your laboratory’s needs, you’ll need to conduct some planning and research. The planning phase involves assessing the lab’s goals, regulations, capabilities, workflows and budget, while also ensuring strong buy-in from management. The research phase involves determining what solutions are available, who is developing and supporting them, and what their reputation and experience is.


As an analytical laboratory, you know how important it is to have a reliable and efficient system for managing your data and processes. That’s where the LabLynx ELab laboratory information management system comes in. Our LIMS is specifically designed to help analytical laboratories streamline their operations and improve their productivity.
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Demand for clinical diagnostics, clinical research, laboratory services, and other healthcare services are constantly on the rise. Your laboratory needs an informatics solution that can drive efficiency, reliability, scalability, security, and regulatory compliance. The LabLynx ELab LIMS is a multi-industry solution that can support all these needs while also providing features your business needs to succeed.
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Quality Control

In the world of quality control and quality assurance (QC/QA) laboratories, precision, accuracy, and compliance are paramount. LabLynx understands the unique challenges faced by QC/QA labs and offers a state-of-the-art laboratory information management system specifically designed to support these industries. Our ELab LIMS for QC/QA labs provides a comprehensive, customizable solution that streamlines operations, enhances efficiency, and ensures regulatory compliance.
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Manage your cases, evidence, and samples in a secure, auditable environment with LabLynx ELab LIMS for Forensics laboratories. Your LabLynx LIMS software solution is specially designed to be highly flexible and reliable, while delivering an easy to use platform.
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R&D laboratories play a critical role in driving innovation and advancing our understanding of the world around us. They are essential to the development of new technologies, products, and processes that can have a significant impact on society and improve our quality of life. The LabLynx ELab LIMS is industry agnostic and can be configured to your lab’s specific processes and nomenclature.
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At LabLynx, it’s our mission to provide you with your ideal, complete laboratory information management solution because we are all about your lab. Flexible, expandable, and scalable, the LabLynx ELab LIMS is not restricted by laboratory industry or size.
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Whether a startup laboratory or enterprise operation, ELab LIMS is a scalable laboratory information management system that can be configured to meet each lab’s unique needs. It can expand to support a multi-location, high volume enterprise lab. The LabLynx ELab LIMS can also efficiently scale to accommodate growing laboratories.
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