Sample box with tightly closing sealing cover. The lid can be opened with one hand and its hinge angle is 90°. Liquid / condensate in the lid runs into an absorbing groove integrated in the lid, nothing is lost, nothing can drip. The box is completely tight, has no crevices, is therefore easy to fill and can be emptied without residues. The sample box is produced under aseptic conditions. It is autoclavable and suitable for deep freezing.