How to Quickly Check Pipettes?

Pipette Quick Check Guide with SOP and 5 practical tips

Are you planning an important experiment, perhaps with rare or precious substances? Do you need to ensure that the pipette used measures correctly? As we all well know, pipettes get dropped and parts wear out. It's therefore recommended to verify the performance of your pipette by doing a gravimetrical Pipette Quick Check on your laboratory balance, also referred to as a Pipette Test or Performance Test. This is an excellent way to ensure the accuracy of your data and reduce overall failure risk.

Why is it important to check your pipette’s performance?

Up to 35 % of pipettes sent to a service provider for calibration are out-of-specification, based on an East Coast Pharma study 1998-2003. If your pipette is one of these, does it mean you have to invest a lot of time and effort investigating which analyses could have been affected? What's the risk of your experiments leading to faulty results?

How can you avoid this? Reduce pipetting risk and perform regular pipette quick checks to uncover any malfunctions early and eliminate surprises at your next calibration service.

It's an easy straightforward process on your laboratory balance.

Do you tend to skip pipette tests because you think they're difficult to perform? If so, then this guide is for you. Let us show you how easy it is! All you need is a balance, a vessel, or even better - an evaporation trap, some deionized water and our free guide with practical tips and an SOP included.

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