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How to Choose the Best Pipette Calibration Plan for Your Lab

Accuracy is of paramount importance in science and lab work, and accuracy in your lab begins with having correctly calibrated pipettes. Different pipette calibration plans are available to meet the varied needs of different labs. It is important to know what level of pipette calibration your lab requires in order to pick the correct plan to meet your needs. All labs and scientists require accuracy from their pipettes, but some require more stringent regulatory compliance standards than others.

Pipette.com provides a number of different pipette calibration service levels, as well as offering pipette repair. The four ISO accredited pipette calibration plans offered by Pipette.com, with customized options available, are Verification, Calibration, Calibration Plus and Accredited Plus.

 

Verification

Verification is the most basic option available, consisting of 4 x 2 weighings. It includes Pipette Calibration, Calibration Label, Complimentary Paper Report, Online Data Reports Retrieving & Pipette Management Tool and Automated Email Reminders for Your Next Calibration Service Date. However, it does not include Data As Received or Preventative Maintenance.

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Pipettes are confirmed to be within or out of the manufacturer’s specifications in an environmentally controlled facility. This is also a cost-effective way to obtain a pipette calibration due date on new pipettes you have purchased.

This is the best option for you if you simply have new pipettes that require a pipette calibration due date, or if you need to demonstrate that your pipettes are within the manufacturer specifications in between pipette calibration cycles.

 

Calibration

Calibration is the next step up from Verification, consisting of 4 x 2 weighings with preventative maintenance. It includes Preventative Maintenance, Pipette Calibration, Calibration Label, Complimentary Paper Report, Online Data Reports Retrieving & Pipette Management Tool and Automated Email Reminders for Your Next Calibration Service Date. It does not include Data As Received.

Pipettes undergo preventive maintenance and calibrated to manufacturer specifications. Preventative maintenance proactively replacing parts that are known to fail before they affect the performance of the pipette. Many pipettes that are out of tolerance fail because preventative maintenance parts have worn out.

This is ideal for pipettes that are routinely utilized in the lab and in situations where you want to extend the longevity of your pipettes.

 

Calibration Plus

Calibration Plus is the second highest level of pipette calibration available, and the most purchased option by Pipette.com customers, consisting of 4 x 2 As Found weighings and 4 x 2 As Left weighings with preventative maintenance. It includes all of the following: Data As Received, Preventative Maintenance, Pipette Calibration, Calibration Label, Complimentary Paper Report, Online Data Reports Retrieving & Pipette Management Tool and Automated Email Reminders for Your Next Calibration Service Date.

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Pipettes undergo verification first, followed by preventive maintenance and calibration. With this plan you can demonstrate that your pipettes are within calibration range before they undergo preventative maintenance and calibration. Offering added confidence in results obtained using those pipettes up until calibration. Alternatively, if your pipettes are out of tolerance, you can adjust future calibration intervals to be closer together.

 

This is ideal for labs in which you are required to verify your pipettes in the lab in between calibration cycles, labs which are GLP, CLIA, manufacturing, or audited laboratories, or if you are obtaining odd results that could be attributed to incorrect volumes.

 

Accredited Plus

Finally, Accredited Plus is the highest level and most stringent plan available, consisting of 4 x 2 As Found weighings and 10 x 2 As Left weighings with preventative maintenance. This is suitable for labs requiring the most stringent levels of pipette calibration.

 

These Pipette.com pipette calibration services are completely customizable to your SOPs. Our most popular Add-ons include: 3rd Point Reading (per channel), Extended 10×2 Readings (per channel), Multi-Channel Readings (per channel), DNA/RNA Decontamination, Printed Copy of GMP/ GLP Calibration Report, 48 Hour Service turnaround and 24 Hour Service turnaround. However, we are able to customize any service to conform to you laboratory SOP.

The pipette service order form can be used to submit a calibration order, visit our calibration service page or give us a call on 800-243-3232 today.

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