Tissue Manual | Tracking Uncataloged Tissues

Tracking Uncataloged Tissues

Each collection tracks uncataloged tissues in different ways. Tissue vials are treated as containers in Arctos, where they are identified by both a barcode and a label. The label is intended to correspond with the original information (e.g., preparator’s number) written on the vial. When the MVZ tissue collection was barcoded in 2009-2013, the barcode was entered into both of these fields by default. Tissues may be tracked by either the barcode or the label.

The following guidelines describe the procedures for tracking uncataloged tissues.