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Five Good Reasons: the argument for pipetting technique training

Liquid handling quality assurance is a critical component of an effective laboratory quality program. While quality assurance efforts in liquid handling typically place much emphasis on pipette calibration, repair, and maintenance, ensuring pipette operator competence is a crucial, albeit often neglected, area. Yet, improper pipetting technique can undermine the quality of a laboratory’s liquid handling processes and potentially compromise the integrity of results as much as malfunctioning pipettes. For a number of reasons, it is vital for laboratory managers to consistently and continually monitor pipette operator competence and provide scientifically based training.

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