Pipettes are considered staples in clinical and research laboratories. Pipettes are used to transfer volumes of liquid from one vessel to another. They also work by creating a vacuum that will hold the liquid and dispense it.
Pipettes also enable the accurate and sterile handling of liquids. In a field where accuracy is crucial, pipettes can ensure accuracy when testing important medical samples like urine and blood.
Pipettes have different variants and it includes the single channel pipette. Some of the common features of a single channel pipette include:
- Ability to dispense liquids between 0 to 10,000 ul volumes
- Fixed or adjustable volume
Fixed single channel pipettes cannot vary from the prescribed volume since they only come in one volume. Their primary benefit is they can ensure the wrong volume is not dispensed.
Adjustable single channel pipettes come with controls that allow them to change volumes depending on what the user wants. Adjustable pipettes can range from 0 to 10,000 ul which makes it ideal for many clinical and laboratory applications.
When choosing a single channel pipette, keep the following important factors in mind:
- Ergonomic design
- Low risk of decontamination
- Ease of calibration and use
- Compatibility with various manufacturer tips