Handheld pipettes are the most frequently used calibrated instruments in the clinical laboratory. Proper pipette performance is necessary for producing good quality data in experiments and assays that involve liquid handling. In turn, this high quality data leads to reliable and reproducible results.
While pipette calibration can be performed by gravimetric, photometric, and titrimetric methods, dual-dye ratiometric photometry enables rapid and accurate pipette verification, keeping the inaccuracy to less than 0.6 percent!
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Considerations for testing pipettes
With a great pipette calibration system in place for your lab, there are several considerations that will help test for—and thus, help ensure—the accuracy, precision, and trueness of your pipettes. Testing can be affected by the number of data points, pipetting technique, calibration frequency, and of course, by the quantitative standards that are being used. In turn, pipette performance can affect assay transfer and the quality of data produced in experiments.
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Given the importance of pipetting techniques for producing quality data, there are a few tips and tricks that can help improve your lab’s pipetting game. From knowing how to use the two stops on the pipette to the depth of tip submersion to ambient temperature considerations, these tips can help you get the best pipette performance.