Baths can become a breeding ground for bacteria that interfere with photometric readings, potentially resulting in incorrect patient results. This is bad news in any lab, but in a clinical setting a misdiagnosis could be deadly.
Impure water can cause inaccuracies in probe calibration – this can cause patient-to-patient sample contamination and mixed up test results!
If you’re not cleaning your cuvettes with pure water, then you’re not really cleaning them. Once again, improperly purified water can lead to patient sample carry over and the wrong results being sent to a patient’s healthcare provider.
Any residue build-up inside your pipettes can and will interfere with sample aspiration and could hinder certain assays and lead to the unthinkable – false results for your patient.
If there are hidden bacteria in your lab’s reservoir, they will probably thrive in there. By now you can imagine the contamination issues this will cause for the rest of your lab and its sensitive equipment but on top of that your analyser will end up with maintenance downtime and, without access to pure water, the rest of your labwork will come to a sudden and expensive halt.
The best way to guarantee purity is to check if your analyser receives a constant supply of CLRW (Clinical Laboratory Reagant Water). Machines with this grade of certification will supply pure lab water regardless of the quality of the feedwater. Endorsed by the College of American Pathologists, CLRW specification takes into account all the obstacles in the way of sure purity, from ionic impurities and particles, to bacteria, carbon and silica, specifying an absolute maximum amount for each. To put it another way, if you’re not CLRW compliant, you aren’t sure you’re pure.
Since 1937 ELGA LabWater has been a trusted name in high-end water purification. Our sole dedication to pure and ultrapure water is a guarantee that we will continue to provide the best solutions, service and support.