Clarity LIMS software

A highly customizable laboratory information management system that allows genomics labs to track samples and manage workflows efficiently and securely.


Clarity LIMS software is a laboratory information management system (LIMS) that powers efficient genomics sample and workflow management, enabling labs to track samples, streamline complex tasks, generate sample sheets, and catch poor quality samples before running them on a sequencing system. 

Additional benefits of Clarity LIMS software:

  • Saves time and minimizes errors in sample handling through an automated workflow 

  • Streamlines workflows to help you get started without coding expertise 

  • Scales with laboratory needs, accommodating third-party instruments and software through an extensible Application Programming Interface (API) 

Seamless integration with Illumina lab automation software

Illumina lab automation software automatically informs wet lab devices, including liquid-handling robots, on sample placement location and container types. When integrated with Clarity LIMS, users can access real-time status and reporting, enabling end-to-end sample traceability and reagent tracking.


Software updates

Clarity LIMS software updates include:

  • Clarity LIMS Advanced Search enables flexible data mining and powerful search querying.

  • Clarity LIMS has received ISO/IEC 27701 certification (privacy) that builds on the existing ISO/IEC 27001 certification (security). 

  • Read-only mode: Users with admin roles may configure settings so designated individuals can exclusively view data without editing capabilities.

  • Learn more about Clarity LIMS software updates: advanced search blog post,  v6.2 release notes, and ISO/IEC 27701 press release


Clarity LIMS software enables efficient and optimized sample and workflow management for Illumina next-generation sequencing (NGS) and arrays.  

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Clarity LIMS

Efficient sample tracking and workflow management for genomics labs.


Related applications and methods

Advances using Clarity LIMS


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Plans and pricing

Clarity LIMS software is available in two subscription plans, renewed annually. For more details, contact your local Illumina sales representative or fill out the form at the end of this page to speak to a specialist. 

Subscription options:

Feature Professional Enterprise
Sample traceability
Illumina prepackaged workflows
Illumina instrument integrations
Dashboard reporting
Data and workflow enforcement
API access with toolkits
LabLink for sample submission
Web interface workflow configuration
Database read-only access
LDAP for single sign-on  
HIPAA BAA (US-only)  
ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certified Cloud instance Cloud instance
ISO/IEC 27701:2019 certified Cloud instance Cloud instance
Deployment Local, cloud Local, cloud
Number of instances 1 2
Number of named users 3 10


Clarity LIMS software sample management

Sample accessioning using the Sample Management screen enables you to copy across values, if necessary, and modify custom fields.

Clarity LIMS software configuration

Easily configure Clarity LIMS software all in one location with no need for command-line skills.

Simplified sample pooling

The drag-and-drop interface for pools helps prevent samples with identical indexes or samples missing an index from being pooled.



Watch a 10-minute tour of Clarity LIMS, a highly customizable laboratory information management system designed for efficient genomics sample tracking and workflow management.

New LIMS users highlight the four main reasons for purchasing LIMS. 

Learn about Clarity LIMS software workflows for COVID-19 RT-PCR and respiratory virus sequencing. Explore tools that help researchers detect and identify SARS-CoV-2 and contribute to public databases. 

The Clarity labratory information management system (LIMS) software is designed for efficient sample tracking and workflow management. Download this flyer to get an overview and learn how to adopt new workflows with ready-to-use preconfigured protocols, customize and automate workflow executions, and track samples in real-time. 

Learn how to use the Advanced Search feature in Clarity LIMS. Advanced Search enables flexible data mining with capabilities to easily build, save and share custom queries. 


There are more than 60 preconfigured workflows for Illumina NGS and array applications.

Clarity LIMS software provides the following features for Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA)–certified organizations and other regulated labs: 

  • Data entry enforcement 

  • Workflow enforcement 

  • Issue resolution documentation 

  • Precision monitoring 

  • Role-based permissions 

  • Audit trail 

  • Electronic signatures 

Clarity LIMS software enables labs to track samples and manage workflows for an optimized and efficient lab. It includes the following features: 

  • End-to-end sample traceability 

  • Genealogy view 

  • Real-time status monitoring 

  • Illumina preset protocols 

  • Illumina instrument integrations 

  • Regulatory support 

  • Remote collaboration 

  • Automation support 

  • Configurability and extensibility 

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