Handling Sterile Pipettes



Remove the sterile pipette carefully from its container (can or paper) when you are ready to use it. Do not put it down. Hold the upper third of the pipette in right hand, and insert into pipetting device, which is used to control the flow of liquid to be measured.

The top of the pipette must not be chipped, or wet, or it will be hard to control. Leave the little finger free to remove and hold cotton plugs, etc. Contaminated pipettes must be placed in a container of disinfectant solution (lysol), and should be submerged.



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