Title: "The Ultimate Guide to Pipetting: Tips and Tricks with Per4mance™ Pipettes"
Pipetting is a fundamental task in many laboratory applications. It involves dispensing precise volumes of liquid into different containers, including tubes, plates, or flasks. Despite its importance, pipetting can be a challenging task, particularly for novice lab workers. However, with the right tools and techniques, pipetting can be a breeze. In this blog post, we will provide you with the ultimate guide to pipetting, complete with tips and tricks using Per4mance™ Pipettes from Four E's USA.
Tip #1: Understand the Pipette and Its Components
Before using a pipette, it is essential to understand its components. Per4mance™ Pipettes have a sleek design, with a lower plunger, a volume-setting knob, and a tip ejector button. Understanding these components helps you to use the pipette correctly and maintain it correctly.
Tip #2: Calibrate the Pipette
Per4mance™ Pipettes are calibrated in accordance with ISO 8655 standards and supplied with an individual test certificate. However, it is crucial to ensure that the pipette is calibrated regularly to maintain its accuracy. The calibration tool and instructions provided with the pipette make it easy to recalibrate it when necessary.
Tip #3: Choose the Correct Volume Range
Per4mance™ Pipettes come with different color tops that indicate their volume range. It is essential to choose the correct pipette for the volume range needed. Using the wrong pipette can lead to inaccurate results and wasted samples.
Tip #4: Use the Correct Tip
Per4mance™ Pipettes have an innovative tip design that works with most suppliers' pipette tips. However, it is essential to choose the correct tip for the specific application. Different tips have different properties, such as low retention or filtered tips. Using the correct tip ensures accurate and precise dispensing of liquids.
Tip #5: Position the Pipette Correctly
Proper positioning of the pipette ensures accurate and precise dispensing. The four-position window display on Per4mance™ Pipettes allows for easy viewing when used by left or right-handed individuals. Position the pipette at a 90-degree angle to the container and immerse the tip to the correct depth for optimal results.
Tip #6: Use Low Plunger Pressure
Per4mance™ Pipettes have a lower plunger pressure than other pipettes on the market. Using a low plunger pressure reduces the likelihood of repetitive strain injuries, resulting in improved comfort and productivity.
Tip #7: Autoclave the Lower Section
Proper cleaning and disinfection of lab equipment is vital to maintain a sterile environment. Per4mance™ Pipettes have an autoclavable lower section that can be removed for thorough cleaning and sterilization.
In conclusion, pipetting can be a challenging task, but with the right tools and techniques, it can be easy and accurate. Per4mance™ Pipettes from Four E's USA are the ultimate choice for precise liquid handling. Understanding the pipette's components, calibrating it regularly, choosing the correct volume range and tip, positioning the pipette correctly, using low plunger pressure, and autoclaving the lower section are essential tips and tricks for optimal pipetting results. Incorporate these tips and tricks into your pipetting routine, and experience the difference Per4mance™ Pipettes can make in your lab's liquid handling.