Pipette Best Practices
High volume pipetting as part of daily lab work can quickly become routine. Before engaging the autopilot during this vital lab task, take a minute to review these best practices.
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Good pipetting requires a real team effort that includes you and your lab personnel, the liquid handling instruments you use, and a sense of diligence when it comes to properly caring for your liquid handling equipment.
Maintaining the quality and integrity of your DNA samples in the lab is crucial to successful PCR, as there are multiple factors at play to ensure you end up with a high yield of amplified DNA once PCR is completed.
Without proper liquid handling techniques (see Labnet’s Pipette Best Practices), you run the risk of an incomplete mixture of your specific reaction reagents and DNA samples, leading to a reduction in the quality and quantity of your PCR yield.