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Blood and Urine Sample Dilution

Blood Alcohol

In the forensic industry, results are under constant scrutiny for accuracy. A traceable chain of custody from sample collection clear through data analysis is required so there can be no doubt of the results. The Microlab 600 is a critical link in the sample preparation portion of this chain.

Why choose the Microlab 600 for Forensic Analysis?

The Microlab 600 comes with a calibration certificate that is traceable to N.I.S.T. standards. The Microlab 600 is a positive displacement system that is not susceptible to variations in atmospheric pressure like traditional air displacement pipettes. Dilution methods are stored on the system and recalled prior to use, ensuring that the same method is followed day in and day out. The user simply triggers the hand probe to aspirate or dispense the liquid. By automating the pipetting functionality, the technique-dependent variability is minimized.

Common Forensic Applications for the  Microlab 600

Blood Alcohol Analysis and Urinalysis both require that the sample is diluted, spiked with internal standard and loaded into a headspace vial for processing. The Microlab 600 completes this task with only two presses of the hand probe trigger. One to aspirate the sample and one to complete the dilution in the headspace vial. The sample is washed from the tubing by the diluent so the Microlab 600 is immediately ready to process the next sample.