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Print Save to File Printable View of: Module 4: Equipment File: Overview Overview Module 4: Equipment Overview The quality of analytical data is directly related to the accuracy and precision of the equipment used in the determination. For this reason, equipment appropriate for each analysis must be inspected regularly and undergo preventive maintenance to ensure that it continues to function properly. In addition, the equipment must be calibrated against a known standard. Inspection, maintenance, calibration and repair of all equipment must be documented. Overview At the end of this module students should: Understand the factors involved in choosing the correct equipment for a laboratory Know the certification, instrument qualifications, service, etc., that the vendor and/or manufacturer is expected to supply Know the level of information that laboratory management requires to make an informed, judicious choice of equipment Have knowledge of the requirements for inspection, maintenance of the equipment Understand instrument calibration Assignment Please note: The assignment is listed below and again on the final page of this module. You should consider the assignment questions as you read through the module content, then submit your assignment using the assignment submission form on the final page of this module. 1. Outline the process that must be completed before a new piece of equipment can be used for routine analysis in an operational forensic laboratory. 2. Using any resources available to you, write an outline for the validation of an Applied Biosystems 3130 instrument. This will require you to research information about the instrument itself as well as validation requirements determined by the DAB (DNA Advisory Board) and SWGDAM ( the Scientific Working Group on DNA Analysis Methods). You should include the types of tests that need to be performed, the types of samples that need to be used and how many samples for each test. Page 1 of 9 Module 4: Equipment 8/2/2009 ..
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File: Equipment Qualifications Equipment Qualifications Module 4: Equipment Equipment Qualifications The term equipment refers primarily to items such as freezers that store samples, thermometers,thermal cyclers, automatic pipettes, the hood ventilation system, and so on. Equipment used to measure some parameter are frequently called instruments. Instrument Qualifications Before purchasing equipment, its intended use(s) and the required level of precision and accuracy must be considered. Typically, the vendors/manufacturers provide information on what utilities (electrical, plumbing, etc.) and working environment are required to successfully set up and operate the equipment. However, additional "peripheral" items may be needed to expand and/or facilitate the operation of the instrument. Instrument specifications summarize the instrument's operational capabilities, but generally describe what
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This note was uploaded on 09/01/2011 for the course VME 6766 taught by Professor Dr.grundmann during the Spring '09 term at University of Florida.

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