What is a "LIMS"?

A Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) is software designed to electronically store laboratory data. It is the accepted standard for data storage and retrieval throughout the analytical laboratory industry. Though each commercially available LIMS has different features, in general a LIMS allows you to log a sample into the system, enter analyses, and record and retrieve test results electronically.

Why use a LIMS?

Gain insights, open doors

Not only do LIMS systems allow laboratory professionals to store complex testing data, many also enable reporting capabilities for labs to make sense of their data. After all, what good is your data if you can’t gain valuable insights from it? Many LIMS systems can also be integrated or configured with 3rd-party software to streamline operations, enhance scientific processes, or report results to satisfy state or federal reporting requirements. J Street LIMS can do all this and more.

Preserve quality, stay compliant

LIMS systems also ensure the utmost quality assurance standards for test sample management. Laboratories in many industries are often required by law to operate a LIMS system to ensure compliance in their data management practices. It’s safe to say that LIMS are vital, mission-critical components in plenty of laboratory settings.

Who uses a LIMS?

Scientists, lab workers, and support staff of laboratories in all disciplines use LIMS systems to organize their data. If your lab performs sample testing or records analyses, there’s a good chance you either already use some type of LIMS—or could benefit from using one. Some labs try to organize this data in unwieldy spreadsheets, which take extra data entry labor and are prone to error. J Street LIMS is perfect for small to mid-sized labs. Many of our customers operate in commercial and municipal water/wastewater testing, commercial environmental testing, food testing, petrochemical testing, and microbiology settings.

Laboratory Information System Benefits