Medical Laboratory Professionals Week

22 Apr - 28 Apr 2018

Everyday medical decisions are based on data generated by highly skilled individuals who take pride in the work they do.  Artel salutes medical professionals for the valuable contributions they make to the quality and standard of medical care in this country.  We hope the Artel Pipetting Challenge will help you to celebrate with some well-deserved enjoyment during this week of recognition.

How the competition works

The Pipetting Challenge is a unique event that you can conduct in your own laboratory. Round up your team(s) that consist of 10 people. Using the Artel PCS® Pipette Calibration System,* each team member takes 10 consecutive data points using a 20 µL volume pipette. Submit your scores online and send us your results by May 15, 2018 using the envelope provided within the program kit (see below) to see if your team is a winner.

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*Note: The Pipetting Challenge requires the PCS, therefore participants need to have access to the PCS instrument. If you have any questions, please contact us at

  • Rules & Instructions
  • Promotional Posters
  • 10 Tips to Improve Your Pipetting Technique wall poster
  • Participant’s Submission Forms
  • Certificates of Participation
  • Reagents to use with the Artel PCS
  • Pipetting Challenge medals (provided based on results)

2017 champions

Place Team Name % CV
1 ARUP Laboratories 0.09
2 (tie) ARUP Laboratories / Haematologic Technologies, Inc. 0.14
3 ARUP Laboratories 0.16


Each team member can win an individual Gold, Silver or Bronze medal based on the precision of your delivery. And, the three labs with the lowest average % CV of all their participants will win team prizes. Winners are featured on the Pipetting Challenge web page.

Based on the average % CV for each team, prizes are awarded as follows:

  • Team Gold – $300 gift card
  • Team Silver – $200 gift card
  • Team Bronze – $100 gift card

Training aids for the Challenge

View our 10 Tips To Improve Your Pipetting Technique Video Series as the experts at Artel demonstrate, in detail, how your pipetting technique and the performance of your pipette can be significantly improved.

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*Medical Laboratory Professionals Week (Lab Week) is an event co-sponsored by several organizations including the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) and American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), to honor and celebrate the vital role of clinical laboratory professionals in healthcare. #labweek

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