Simple Tips to improve reliability of pH measurements

pH plays a crucial role over control of course of chemical and biochemical reactions and therefore finds widespread use in laboratories and manufacturing industries. Slightest variations in pH can result in erroneous results of reactions or yields in manufacturing operations. A pH meter is a delicate device and should be handled with care. Additionally, some […]

Guidelines on Preservation of Sample Integrity prior to analysis

Sampling plays a crucial role and deserves the same degree of attention as final analysis. Unfortunately, more than often the responsibility for sample collection and packing for despatch is entrusted to untrained persons and this can contribute to the poor reliability of results for which the analyst gets blamed though he is not at fault. […]

Importance of using contamination free laboratory glassware

Contamination is a serious issue in laboratories and often results in unpredicted errors in analysis results. All laboratories should adhere to preventive measures to overcome errors due to sample contamination. Contamination from external sources or contact with other samples and sampling tools are considered to be the main sources of contamination and cleanliness of glassware […]

On-line Training – a boon for learners in today’s age

Traditionally education has been imparted in classrooms in schools, colleges, and universities. In ancient India parents used to send their children to Gurukuls where apart from conventional education the teacher or Guru used to impart knowledge on culture, religion, warfare skills and values that helped the child to grow as an accomplished individual in later […]

Tips For Sorting A Scholarship

The post-high school sensation of dreaming big, anticipating the college freedom and aspiring to be on top of the world could all remain to be a mere imagination without capital or appropriate scholarship. Above the financial ability of a family, class, status, and any other parameter, everyone deserves to be educated and empowered in a […]

Importance of Laboratory Discipline

Discipline is important for smooth and trouble-free operation in all workplaces. However, it is even more significant in a laboratory because of the presence of toxic and hazardous materials and the nature of operations that are routinely carried out. Safety in the laboratory is an important concern and finds mention in several texts. Carelessness is […]

Storage and Handling of laboratory Standards

Laboratory standards play a crucial role in validation of analysis. It is just not possible to imagine any qualitative or quantitative determination which does not make use of a standard reference material at some stage of its method development and validation. Traceability of the standard material to its origin is an essential pre-requisite for the […]

Lab-training.com bids farewell to Ms Kavita Rana

Ms. Kavita Rana was associated with the portal as a faculty from the day it was put online. She was a trained website and graphic designer and made contributions in arranging layout, designing the site, courses and in publishing the content in the blogs section. She contributed equally to foodsafetyhelpline.com and testing-lab.com. Her contributions were […]

Essential considerations for Laboratory dilutions

Dilutions play an important role in laboratories. The required accuracy depends on the purpose for which dilution is to be carried out. Simple school/ graduate level dilutions can be carried out using graduated measuring cylinders and pipettes. However, very low level determinations require use of precision devices such as micropipettes. For high level precision levels […]

Safe handling of Laboratory Glassware

Glassware is the most common commodity in a laboratory. Laboratory glassware is a lot different from kitchen glassware used in households as it is designed for special purposes and requires delicate handling. It is important to bear in mind that laboratory glassware is to be used exclusively for laboratory applications and should not be taken […]

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