If You Can Relate To This, You Need A New Lab Coat

Lab coats are like most other clothes, in the sense that they’re bound to wear out over time and need replacing. But you’d be surprised how many medical professionals continue using the same old lab coat that is in obvious need of a replacement.. So how will you know when it's time to throw out that old lab coat and get yourself a new one? Well, in today's blog we’ve got three signs for you to look out for to answer that question.


One of the most obvious signs will be tearing of the fabric itself. After excessive daily use the seams can rip and tear open easily, and if that happens, you’ll probably want to think about replacing your lab coat soon! If you want to maintain a professional appearance in the medical workplace, having a nice, intact lab coat is a good idea.

Spills and Stains

Next up, we know some of you out there are still using lab coats with stains that have been there for months, and just won’t go away. One especially common type of stain on lab coats is yellow armpit stains that appear over time due to sweating through the white coat. If you have stains like this on your lab coat, and they no longer come out with cleaning, it's time to dump that old coat and get yourself a fresh, clean lab coat!

Size Issues

If you put on your lab coat in front of a mirror and think “this thing is too small” or “this thing is too baggy”, you might want to consider getting a new one. Move around while looking in the mirror as well, pay attention to how you look and how you feel as you move in the coat. If it isn’t comfortable or flattering, why keep it? And if you’ve had it for a long time, it might have even shrunk in the dryer. Either way, don’t hold on to a lab coat that doesn’t fit right. Please check out our athletic scrubs

We hope the advice in this blog helped. If you’re looking for a new lab coat, check out ours! Just visit the Blue Sky Scrubs website.