The Items (samples) search window allows you to search for both stored and un-stored samples. It provides filters detailing every field you have created for both owners and items. In the filter you can enter details of the items that you want to retrieve. This allows you to view only the samples that you are interested in.
Once the filters have been apllied, you can select just the columns of information you want to show. This makes it easy to produce customised reports.
To ensure complete traceability of every individual sample, each sample has its own unique number (the item ID value). This is true even if the sample came from the same source material. Full audit details are kept on who has done what to which item from where and when.
As well as searching for a current item, you can also search including historic records and deleted items. Once you have got the samples you are interested in, the complete history can be viewed in the item history window.