Quality Control Services

2340 SE 11th Ave Portland, OR 97214
800.843.1237
Pipettes:
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Quality Control Services (QCS), Inc. is ISO 17025 accredited for pipette calibration with the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) under Certificate 1550.01 (Certificate available here).

With over 20 years of pipette preventive maintenance and calibration expertise, QCS provides extensive calibration services that follow GMP/GLP, ISO guidelines, as well as meet the diverse laboratory requirements of our customers. Whether you’re in the Life Sciences, Bio-Tech, Pharmaceutical, Academia, or other fields; our calibration service offerings maximize bench time, while minimizing down-time.

Calibration Service Offerings:

Our three most popular preventive maintenance and calibration service offerings include:

Level of Service
Provided
Certificate of Calibration
(COC)
Certificate with Data
(CWD)
A2LA with Data & Uncertainty
(A2LA)
As Found Measurements Data: NO
2x3
Data: YES
2x3
Data: YES
3x3
Inspection &
Functional Checks
YES YES YES
Liquid Leak
Testing
YES YES YES
Preventive
Maintenance*
YES YES YES
Repairs:
if needed, Most
Models*
YES YES YES
As Left
Measurements
Data: NO
2x3
Data: YES
2x5
Data: YES
3x10
Calibration
Certificate
YES YES YES
Affixed Calibration
Sticker
YES YES YES

* Inspection & preventive maintenance (PM) include the inspection, functional tests, liquid leak check, cleaning, replacement, and lubrication of the liquid end components as needed with manufacturer parts and lubricant(s). Repairs and replacement of some parts may be at an additional charge with customer’s approval.

Pipette Calibration Pricing & Optional Services:

Pipette Service Offering As Found Inspection & PM* As Left List Price*
Single
Ch.
Certificate of Calibration
(COC)
2x3
No Data
YES 2x5
No Data
$45.00
8-Ch
Multi
Certificate of Calibration
(COC)
2x3
No Data
YES 2x5
No Data
$80.00
12-Ch
Multi
Certificate of Calibration
(COC)
2x3
No Data
YES 2x5
No Data
$100.00
Single
Ch.
Certificate w/ Data
(CWD)
2x3 YES 2x5 $53.00
8-Ch
Multi
Certificate w/ Data
(CWD)
2x3 YES 2x5 $88.00
12-Ch
Multi
Certificate w/ Data
(CWD)
2x3 YES 2x5 $108.00
Single
Ch.
Certificate w/ Data &
Unc.(A2LA)
3x3 YES 3x10 $60.00
8-Ch
Multi
Certificate w/ Data &
Unc.(A2LA)
3x3 YES 3x10 $95.00
12-Ch
Multi
Certificate w/ Data &
Unc.(A2LA)
3x3 YES 3x10 $115.00
Optional Services
Cat No. Description List Price
DNA-
Away
Full External Cleaning Of The Pipette w/ DNA-Away Upon Completion of
Preventive Maintenance & As Left Measurement Processes
$10.00
Per Pipette
RNase-
Away
Full External Cleaning Of The Pipette w/ RNase-Away Upon Completion of
Preventive Maintenance & As Left Measurement Processes
$10.00
Per Pipette
DNA &
RNase
Full External Cleaning Of The Pipette w/ DNA-Away and RNase-Away Upon
Completion of Preventive Maintenance & As Left Measurement Processes
$15.00
Per Pipette
24 Hr
TAT
When Scheduled In Advance w/ QCS, Pipettes will be Serviced, Calibrated, &
Returned Within 24 Hours Upon Receipt at Our Facility.
$5.00
Per Pipette

* Inspection & preventive maintenance (PM) include the inspection, functional tests, liquid leak check, cleaning, replacement and lubrication of the liquid end components as needed with manufacturer parts and lubricant(s). Repairs and replacement of some parts may be at an additional charge with customer’s approval.
Quantity discounts may apply for 6> pipettes sent in for calibration.

We reserve the right to revoke any stated offer and to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions. Prices subject to change without notice

8 and 12 Channel Multichannel Pipettes: Receive full As Found and As Left data on the 1st channel. All remaining channels, receive three measurements at nominal, with the mean reported on the calibration certificate for each specific channel.

Full Gravimetric Evaluation on Every 8 or 12 Channel Pipette: Contact QCS for pricing and availability. Each 8 or 12 channel pipette will receive individual As Found and As Left measurements on every channel as if it were a single channel pipette, based on the calibration service selected (i.e: As Found 2x3 or 3x3. As Left 2x5 or 3x10).

Return & Decon Form - click here -

When sending pipettes into Quality Control Services, please complete the writeable pdf form, or print and complete manually. Please ensure that the pipette decontamination box is checked and a signature provided to avoid turnaround delays. Our ship to address is:

Quality Control Services, Inc.
Attn: Pipette Service
2340 SE 11th Avenue
Portland, OR 97214

Pipette DNA & RNase Cleaning:

For those customers that want added extra protection from DNA, DNase, and RNase, QCS offers an optional DNA-Away and/or RNase-Away external pipette cleaning. Upon completion of preventive maintenance our service personnel will clean internally and externally the pipette shaft with DNA-Away, and/or RNase-Away, as well as externally wipe the entire exterior of your pipette with DNA-Away and/or RNase Away. The pipette will be placed in a sealed Ziploc bag and externally cleaned one last time after completion of the As Left process. Optional Add on is $10 for either DNA-Away or RNase-Away, or $15 for both.

Turn-Around-Time (TAT):

On most occasions, pipettes are received, processed, and calibrated within in two-four (2-4) business days upon receipt at QCS. If an uncommon delay is encountered or anticipated, QCS will contact the customer promptly. Pipettes received after 12:00PM PT, will be received on the next business day.

Depot and Field Service:

Quality Control Services offers both in-house (depot) and field service calibration. Our in-house temperature and humidity controlled calibration lab provides national calibration services from coast-to-coast. With most calibration services completed within 2-4 business days.

Our field service pipette calibration proudly serves the Pacific Northwest, including Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, and some parts of Northern California. Please contact QCS at 1-800-843-1237 x 317 for more details. Field service is subject to availability and minimum pipette requirements.

Pipette Forms:

Do You Know:

Not maintaining the recommended tip immersion depth during the aspiration of liquids, can have a significant effect on your results?

Adopting industry-wide recommended tip immersion depths, can improve accuracy up to 5%, especially with micro-volume pipettes. Recommended tip immersion depths are as follows: