Laboratory Management

Reduce Sample Misidentification and Improve Lab Workflows

Hospitals and independent labs improve specimen identification accuracy and tracking efficiency with Zebra Laboratory Management Solutions.  By barcoding all samples and aliquots either at the bedside or in the lab, the need for manual data entry is eliminated, saving time and reducing errors and costs.

Increase Patient Safety

Proven solutions that can label and positively identify patient specimens reducing the risk of misidentifying a sample.

Improve Productivity

With a robust selection of solution components, the lab staff can utilize whichever Zebra products that fit best with their workflow and volume.

Track Lab Samples

Staff can rapidly and accurately locate lab samples, reducing search time and spending more time on analysis.

Laboratory Barcode Labeling

Redraws, retesting and additional treatment that result from sample errors cost the healthcare industry an estimated $200 million to $400 million per year.

Barcode labeling of specimens not only delivers accuracy and error-prevention benefits at the point of care, it also saves time, enabling lab staff to spend more time on clinical rather than clerical activities, while helping to keep lab costs in check.

Recommended components for Laboratory Management

Each solution combines industry-leading hardware and accessories, custom software from our App Development Community, and supplies designed to withstand the hospital environment.


Zebra specialty printers, mobile computers, barcode scanners, interactive kiosks and tablets, and RFID real-time locating systems create visibility to data that health systems need to simplify operations, know more about their operations, and empower their clinicians. 

MC40-HC Touch Computer
Your healthcare staff wants a device that is as fun and easy to use as their own smartphone. Your healthcare organization requires an enterprise-class feature set, from data capture and security to dependably robust wireless connections. Get it all with the MC40-HC.

ZT410 Industrial Printer
An all-metal frame and bi-fold door make the ZT100 printer an excellent fit for healthcare environments. Standard USB, Serial, Ethernet and Bluetooth connectivity options give flexibility. 

ZT230 Industrial Printers
The ZT Series of printers includes special bi-fold doors that expedite media management and save space. A durable metal frame, icon based LCD graphical user interface and larger ribbon capacity make it an excellent choice for high-volume environments. 

DS4308-HC Barcode Scanner
In the mission-critical world of healthcare, caregivers need to be able to accurately capture virtually any barcode, on any medium, in any condition — with first-time every time predictability.


When you use high-quality, pre-tested, reliable Zebra Supplies you can rest assured that the supplies you rely on to provide critical data to improve your operations, don’t negatively affect your operational productivity and efficiency.

Printer Supplies
Zebra's selection of label and tag materials offer an array of choices for medication labeling including RFID labels. Choose from more than 100 paper and synthetic label and tag material options.


Explore our suite of software offerings to see how you can easily design, manage, integrate and develop your way to higher productivity.  We also have a full Development Services team to support your business environment.

Zebra has created the Link-OS environment: an open platform that pairs an operating system for smart Zebra devices with powerful software apps, making the devices easy to integrate, manage and maintain from any location.

Workforce Connect
Workforce Connect helps mobile workers access crucial business data and communicate more efficiently, inside and outside the health system, by creating software and systems for enterprise voice, text messaging and video communications across multiple media types on unified mobile devices.


Our services help you through each phase of your technology's lifecycle so you can plan your communications solution to fit your organization's current and future needs.

Zebra OneCare for Enterprise
If it's broken, we'll fix it. We make it fast and easy — any time, day or night. With Zebra OneCare, you choose the service level you need.  

Additional Resources

White Paper

Benefiting from Bedside Specimen Labeling

Southwest Vermont Medical Center

Hospital Dramatically Reduces Human Error and improves patient outcomes


From admissions to discharge, and throughout the patient journey, patient safety starts with positive patient identification. Zebra Identity Solutions enable accurate specimen collection and management, medication administration and patient identification, helping you improve patient safety, workflow and protect patient rights.