Optional Plugins - Cannabis

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The LabLynx CannaQA LIMS for cannabis labs is far more than just a laboratory information management system. It is a complete comprehensive platform of features and benefits tailored for you and your lab, no matter which type of testing you do within the cannabis industry. It contains all of the features and functions you need for your lab's operations. But there are also a number of additional feature and function plug-ins available to be added to your system, including integration with other systems—including METRC (currently certified in Oregon and Colorado), SICPA, BiotrackTHC and Leaf, or ERPs like MJ Freeway—or devices/instruments, and/or other modules. LabLynx even offers hardware add-ons that include lab equipment/devices like testing instruments, as well as label printers and scanners, and IT hardware like PCs, hubs, cabling and more.

Any of these can be chosen as implementation options, available either initially or at any time thereafter. Choose from among them to define what you want now, and for the short, medium and long term, or decide to add on to your system whenever you like. Just let us know.

In a real sense all implementation and plugins are services, because where a feature or function exists it costs only to activate or configure it. Where it doesn't, it costs to develop it. All services are listed and discussed in the Services and Implementation Options sections of the LabLynx Solutions Manual.

The exception to that is hardware and supplies, which are available through our sciCloud.net® Community Marketplace.

Your LabLynx LIMS benefits include the options to add any of a range of additional features and functions through plugins. These items let you grow your system in modular fashion so you can add what you want when you want, in your own time and on your own budget. The LabLynx CannaQA LIMS for cannabis is a complete LIMS on its own, but it also gives you the ability to scale up and out as you grow your lab's offerings, or as you progressively increase automation to save time and money while increasing productivity and quality, and ensuring compliance. Plug-ins make it simple, quick and affordable.

To include plugins or hardware add-ons in your LIMS solution package, either make your selections initially when talking to your LabLynx, Inc. representative, or you can submit them any time thereafter through the Help Desk.

Integration plugins


Your LabLynx LIMS can interface with anything that has an API. Or it can interface through file sharing. Basically, anything that can be interfaced can be interfaced to the LabLynx, Inc. LIMS, using our exclusive LabVia solution.

While the LabLynx LIMS and many of the other apps in the LabLynx and sciCloud.net® libraries readily share files with instruments and other systems, there are also situations where the integration required is more complex. For those we have LabVia, LabLynx's exclusive middleware and hub hardware/software product, available through sciCloud.net® to manage your connections and data sharing.

LabVia intelligently manages multiple data communications between all kinds of devices, services, systems or other sources.

Use LabVia to connect with:

  • SDMS, MES, PLM, DMS, EHR/EMRs, PMS or other Systems/Software or Databases
  • LIMS or other Laboratory Information Systems
    LabVia Middleware Hub
  • Instruments
  • Field Devices, Mobile, Hand-held etc.
  • POC Devices
  • Billing Services
  • Regulatory/Reporting Agencies
  • Reference or Contract Labs
  • More...

LabVia is available as an option with all sciCloud.net® and LabLynx solutions.

LabVia Hub

The onsite part of the LabVia solution is the LabVia Hub. It is a hardware/software product that provides a central nexus point for all of the integrated nodes (instruments/devices, software applications etc.), intelligently managing their data. Full instructions on installation and setup are provided, and a LabLynx professional will guide you through the process. Or, if you prefer, we can come onsite and install it for you, ensuring all interfaced data points communicate properly. Many systems need only be able to provide files that your sciCloud.net® Solution can access to process and report, and/or be able to receive sample information from the LIMS. If serial connections are required, then a LabVia channel is utilized, and your hub will link up with the cloud-based software portion of LabVia to ensure perfect data routing and management.

LabVia Cloud

The cloud portion of LabVia is hosted for you in our Cloud Platform (IaaS), keeping your integrations securely managed in real time. And any time you need more integrations (e.g. you buy new instruments that you'd like to interface with your system), we can add a new channel for you that is configured to transfer the data you want, in the ways you want them.

You can forget about the details and concentrate on your own work, secure in the knowledge that your interfaces will continue functioning perfectly for as long as you have them. All maintenance, support and warranty is included in your annual agreement.

If you'd like more information about LabVia or you have questions about integration of your devices, services and/or applications, contact sciCloud.net® Support, search the Marketplace for qualified services or contact LabLynx at LabLynx Contact Us, or give us a call at 770.859.1992 or toll-free at 800.585.5969.

Report plugins

LabLynx, Inc. has many other available report and/or label plugins besides those included with your specific LIMS solution.

These include both internal management reports, like turnaround time (TAT), annual/monthly workload, sample disposal, training and productivity reports, etc., as well as any custom formal reports with logo, header, etc. Sample label sizes and designs can also be added to suit your needs, with or without barcodes. Your solution includes the LabLynx Report Writer, so you can modify existing report templates and/or create new ones any time you like. Or contact LabLynx, Inc. to have them delivered for you so you can concentrate on your lab.

Module plugins


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The LabLynx CannaQA LIMS for Cannabis works very well in conjunction with any existing client portal. You can elect to integrate and pass order statuses and results reports so they may be viewed securely, as well as emailed alerts when they are ready, etc. If you don't have an existing portal, choose the LabLynx Portal Plug-In and upgrade the customer experience while freeing you and your staff from answering phone inquiries and calling clients. The portal functions as a web-based test requesting platform, as well as allowing clients to securely review sample status and results reports.


The useful Alerts plug-in library includes email notifications based on events, like completed assays/analyses, completed entire orders/requests, out-of-range results, impending expiration of specimens, reagents, matrices, etc., or according to schedules (QC, calibrations, patient monitoring or other regular collections, etc.).

Even re-certifications/training, conventions or any other item can be set to alert you so you stay on top of your schedules and work, even if they aren't lab-related. Whether you simply need internal user alerts or notifications in conjunction with the Auto-Fax/Email plug-in, the LabLynx team will set up alerts for whatever needs you have.


In the same way that alerts can be generated based on events or schedules, results reports or other items can be set up to be faxed, displayed on a portal site or emailed to designated parties using the LabLynx LIMS' Auto-fax/Email plug-in.


Invoicing based on assays/tests, straight from the LIMS, can be easily added to your capabilities with the LabLynx Invoicing plug-in. Insurance companies, patient information and lab assay histories are all securely stored in your LIMS, and the Invoicing plug-in pulls the appropriate data to ensure accurate and timely billing. Bill direct or integrate with a billing service; it's up to you with the LabLynx LIMS Invoicing plug-in.

Data warehouse

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It's very useful to be able to pull any historical results and their associated information dynamically, according to immediate, ad hoc needs and criteria. The Data Warehouse plug-in makes all historical data available to authorized users, who can filter for exactly what they are looking for by date range, test, client, project, sample type or any other criteria.

You always have the archived reports. But if you want to compare or review a collection of data based on specific criteria, the Data Warehouse plug-in will make it happen for you. And the data are exportable as an Excel file that you can further analyse, graph, etc.

Training tracking

Keep track of all certifications and their history, along with dates of next required courses, etc. Make sure you aren't at risk of being out of compliance by having expired certifications for any regulated testing, or just generally keep track of training planning and completion.

The Training Tracking plug-in keeps track of all of that for everyone and lets you upload any certificates, etc. for handy access and reference. It can also be combined with the Alerts plug-in to issue reminders when it's close to the time to re-certify or when upcoming training of any kind is due.

Storage management

Beef up the included inventory management functions with the Storage Control plug-in. It allows you to create locations with hierarchies, like "Storage Room 2, Freezer 1, 3rd shelf", etc. to keep track of exactly where any supplies or specimens are at any given time. Make sure you meet compliance standards by knowing where any and all devices, kits, reagents, specimens or other items are at any given time. You'll want to combine this with the Object Tracker plug-in so you can document and track chain of custody by checking items in and out, transferring ownership and documenting disposal.

Object tracker

Object Tracker
This plug-in works with the Storage Management plug-in to document and track all movements of designated items through the lab and anywhere else. Use it to manage check-in, check-out, transfer and disposition of items in all areas of your facilities and those sent out and returned (e.g., to reference labs), documenting all movement, date and time, and the identity of the user performing the actions.


LabLynx, Inc. will add any scheduled events for you or show you how to create them using the LabLynx LIMS Scheduling plug-in. Holding time alerts, password expiration notifications, training schedule notifications or any other types of scheduled events you'd like to happen in the LIMS (and send notifications about, using the Auto-Fax/Email and/or Alerts plug-in) can be created and managed.


The Validation plug-in module runs an automatic script and generates a report that will satisfy many regulatory compliance requirements for validation. Save thousands by using this great alternative to standard consultant-based validation projects.

Custom plugins

Just because you don't see a function or feature here doesn't mean you can't have it. LabLynx will build from scratch any type of plug-in you want. Just submit a ticket to the Help Desk or contact us and our certified development professionals are at your service. Simply let us know what you want when you are defining your scope (see Requirements Checklist), or submit a request to the Help Desk at any time thereafter, and your system can be customized in any way you choose.

Hardware and supplies

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The LabLynx, Inc. sciCloud.net® Marketplace is your one-stop shop for everything you need, including hardware add-ons like label printers and scanners, even servers and other IT hardware, as well as instruments, stocks, standards, reagents and supplies of all sorts. LabLynx provides a marketplace of hardware add-ons courtesy of Amazon. We have hand-selected hardware specifically chosen for your type of lab, based on your community in sciCloud.net®. Browse our catalog, and also search for other items your lab may need.

The LabLynx sciCloud.net® Community is the complete support and resources solution for the laboratory, so you never need to hunt down sources. Ordering in the marketplace is easy, and Amazon is known for the best prices you'll find anywhere. Save time AND money by making the sciCloud.net® Community's resources work for you.