Advanced Label Printing

When you add or modify aliquots in the Specimen Management task, you will automatically be prompted to print labels. You can reprint labels in Specimen Management by right-clicking on an aliquot and selecting Print Labels for Selected Aliquots.

In Specimen Management , you can only generate labels for aliquots that are part of the same record. In contrast, the Labels task allows you to search for specimens instead, allowing you to generate multiple labels at once.

Access the Labels task by clicking the button from the LDMS toolbar.

Figure: LDMS Labels screen. The labels format screen

Printing labels

  1. Select a Group from the drop-down list in the top-left of the screen.

  2. Select the label Format from the drop-down list the top-right.

  3. Select the label stock (i.e. paper) from the list beneath the Group list. (Stock that is disabled has too few rows for the label Format selected).

  4. If you have a list of global specimen IDs, click the button. The file must be a list of Global Specimen IDs, where each line contains exactly one ID.

  5. Select a field from the Field drop-down list.


    At least one of the following fields must be part of your search:

    • Specimen ID

    • Global Specimen ID

    • Received Date

    • Harvest Date (cultures only)

    • Received Batch Number

    • Ship Batch Number

  6. Select an Operator for the search term.

  7. Select a value to search for in the Value field.

  8. Click the button. This will add your criteria to the list on the left.

  9. Once you've added all the criteria you want to add, click the button from the LDMS toolbar.


Were you printing labels and something went wrong? Rather than re-printing all of the labels, you can start in the middle to avoid re-printing labels that you already printed. Enter the number of labels that you don't want to print from the beginning of the labels into the Skip field. These labels won't be added to the labels generated.