Last Update: June 29, 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic has had an impact on many areas of our business, but supply chain issues have introduced new challenges that extend far beyond COVID-19 testing. Shortages of specimen tubes and other common laboratory consumables continue to have an effect on all aspects of diagnostic testing. The lab industry is experiencing both nationwide and worldwide shortages of supplies due to several factors including manufacturing and transportation issues.
To help keep you informed, we have created this page with the latest information including the current list of lab supplies that are on backorder. We will update this page regularly to keep you up to date on the status of our supply chain concerns.
Below is a list of the current DLO supplies that are on a longer term backorder:
|ITEM DESCRIPTION||ITEM ID|
|TUBE, GRAY, GLUCOSE, 4ML, VAC, 100/PK||T03|
|TUBE, VACUTAINER, RED SERUM, 10ML PLASTIC 100/EA/PK*||T05|
|TUBE, ROYAL BLUE, EDTA, 6ML, VAC, 100/PK*||T08|
|TUBE, ROYAL BLUE, NO ADDITIVE, 6ML, VAC, 100/PK||T09|
|TUBE, 6ML ACD-B YELLOW TOP, 10/PK||T15|
|TUBE, 3ML EDTA TAN TOP, 100/PK||T56|
|TUBE, PINK, 6ML, EDTA K2, 50/EA/PK||T58|
|TUBE, SODIUM HEPARIN, 10ML, PLASTIC, 100/PK||T61|
|TUBE, RED, SERUM, 3ML, PLASTIC, 13X75, 100/EA/PK||T62|
|TUBE, LAVENDER, 10ML, K2 EDTA, PLASTIC PLUS, 10ML, 100/EA/PK||T69|
*Very limited availability
With the T05 Red Top tube being a common specimen collection device, DLO has created an alphabetized list of tests with the alternative specimen option for each test.
Following are some tips to consider when ordering supplies from DLO:
- Visit dlolab.com/supply-order-form for the current DLO supply request form
- Current orders will not be cancelled or deleted, nor will they lose their place in line, so there is no need to reorder items that you have not yet received
- Continue to check this page for the latest backorder information
To help understand the magnitude of this worldwide situation, you can also visit go.bd.com/vacutainer-supply-update.html to see updates from BD Vacutainer®.
We appreciate your patience and understanding as we are doing everything within our power to keep our clients stocked with the supplies you need to best serve your patients. If you have questions, please contact your DLO account executive or call the DLO supply department at 405.608.6100, option 4.