Art and Science of Laboratory Medicine

Art and Science of Laboratory Medicine

Sunday, February 15, 2015

10 Tips to Prevent Pipetting Errors

The following is TTLabs top 10 list of routine steps scientists can take to prevent pipetting errors from taking over. Give some consideration to these steps the next time you’re pipetting:
  1. Clean and check your pipette daily
  2. Service your pipette every six months
  3. Know proper pipetting techniques
  4. Use the appropriate pipette
  5. Account for environmental conditions
  6. Let your pipette adjust to the environment
  7. Keep your pipette safe
  8. Take a break
  9. Use a new tip every time
  10. Practice, practice, practice

Read more:
10 Ways to Prevent Pipetting Errors 

Source: Accuracy Matters Blog
Image: A lab tech in 1943 pipetting plasma samples / British Ministry of Information Second World War Official Collection

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