About Pipette Calibration
Pipettes are instruments used to measure and transfer small volumes of liquid, typically for applications that require high accuracy. Though pipettes are meant for precision liquid measurements, many influences can cause them to fail, such as user error and ambient conditions like temperature, humidity and air pressure. These factors can impact an experiment’s final outcome and repeatability. Fortunately, you can minimize the risk of volume discrepancies with pipette calibration services.
Pipette calibration is a preventive maintenance technique used to determine the difference between dispensed and selected volumes. By definition, it is the process of inspecting pipette performance and adjusting it to its true value compared to the manufacturer’s standards. This good laboratory practice (GLP) ensures that pipettes maintain accuracy at both low and high volumes.
It’s a good rule of thumb to schedule pipette calibration services every few months to confirm that your instruments don’t exhibit any performance flaws. Through these ISO 17025-accredited services, laboratory experts calibrate pipettes in-house or on-site using advanced testing equipment before compiling calibration reports, typically within a day. Scheduling routine pipette calibration services ensures that your tools are always reliable and precise.