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Ten Common Liquid Handling Errors and How to Avoid Them

10 Common Liquid Handling Errors & How to Avoid Them

Whether manual or automated, liquid handling can be fraught with errors.

by Lab Manager

When pipetting, operator error is often the greatest source of variation. However, with care and proper training, many pipetting errors can be quickly overcome.

While automated liquid handling systems offer greater reliability and reproducibility as they eliminate operator errors, they are not immune to error. In fact, their inherent complexity means there is still an opportunity for errors to develop in the system.

Learn more about sources of liquid handling error, and how to avoid them.