Clean Lab Coat Initiative

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The clean lab coat program is designed to facilitate lab coat hygiene through providing, laundering, and repairing lab coats through a checkout system based in the Laboratory Animal Program in Life Science III Room 1062.  

This program is currently offered at no charge to the research community (faculty and staff of research labs) through the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate School Dean. 

 Participation Information

  • Only Principal Investigators or their pre-appointed designee may communicate about or retrieve lab coats.
  • Lab coats will be distributed by appointment only through the Laboratory Animal Program in Life Science III.
  • Labs will be assigned coats on a first come, first served basis. Labs are encouraged to opt-in early, as quantities are limited.
  • Soiled lab coats may be exchanged once per week for clean ones. Exceptions will be made for soiled coats that should not be worn once soiled (as supplies allow).
  • There is currently no cost to participate, unless the coat(s) should become lost or severely damaged. Replacement costs ($28.72 per coat) will be charged to the BP provided at time of assignment. Normal wear and minor damages will not be charged. 
  • All coats are 100% polyester and not flame nor fluid resistant.
  • Please DO NOT allow lab coats to become contaminated with radioactive isotopes. This will render them unusable and will require them to be discarded and replaced at the lab's expense. 
  • Tracking of usage helps with understanding usage trends and needs. Please utilize the check-out and return forms when participating in the program. 
  • Please contact the LAP office at with any questions, or for instruction prior to returning a coat with questionable contamination.



Lab Coat Check-Out Form

Lab Coat Return Form


Please complete the Check-Out questionnaire and schedule your pickup before coming to the office to get your coat.

Return forms should be completed prior to or at drop off. Return forms are required in order to track inventory.

Returns can be made at any time during normal business hours. Returned coats MUST be placed in the receptacle in room 1062. 

Lab Coat Size Chart

  S M L XL 2XL 3XL
Chest 35-37 38-40 42-44 46-48 50-52 54-56
Waist 27-29 30-32 34-36 38-40 42-44 46-48
Hips 35-37 38-40 42-44 46-48 50-52 54-56

Measurements in inches