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Why is pipetting important?

A pipette is the small piece of lab equipment that makes other lab procedures possible.

Pipetting is a vital part of liquid handling workflow for any laboratory that works with liquids or semi-liquids, as pipettes give users the ability to extract the precise volume of a liquid sample and dispense it wherever it needs to go

Without a pipette, the transfer of liquids from one location to another would be messy and unsafe. Additionally, there would be no way to track the volume of liquid being used accurately in each pipette tip. Laboratory research and procedures rely on the accuracy of pipetting results and reproducible precision. That’s why it’s so important to check pipette calibration every three to six months to ensure that your pipettes are dispensing the correct volumes. It's also important to check your pipette for dirt or other signs of contamination, and inspect for cracking or damage around the plunger, plunger button, and the body of the pipette.

In a clinical or biology lab, if you aspirate too much liquid into your pipette while DNA sequencing, you’ll probably end up negatively impacting your sample by accidentally diluting your sample or leaving behind residual liquid. The results will affect your pipetting accuracy, and you probably won’t even be able to reproduce your mistake.

Therefore, in order to be helpful in liquid handling procedures, your pipetting technique needs to be both accurate, and the precision needs to be reproducible, enhancing the integrity of your laboratory’s results. 

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Ready to start pipetting? Check out our collection of pipetting equipment to help get you started.

And while you're at it, be sure to check out our brand new SCILOGEX SuperPette Autoclavable Pipettors, in seven fully adjustable volume sizes. This Pipette offers all of the premium features you’d expect from a premium pipettor for 30-50% less. 

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