ESC-10 and the cold chain of custody
Laboratory test samples and specimens are vulnerable when they travel, and often a lower temperature must be maintained to preserve their integrity. While refrigerators and freezers are standard equipment in all medical offices and the testing laboratories, test samples often take a long journey from the office to the testing lab. During transit, they must be protected from damage and it is critical to maintain a cold “chain of custody”. To address this, leading labs prefer a portable specimen container to protect vials and maintain proper temperatures. McShane’s ESC-10 is considered one of the best designed portable specimen containers in the industry. It is the preferred solution for many top testing labs since 1997.