Do Plate Readers Agree?
Jul 10, 2011
Understanding Performance Differences Between Different Plate Reader Makes and Models
Microplate readers are used in numerous laboratory applications to measure results of chemical assays in microplates. Readers may be used to collect one or several types of measurements including absorbance or optical density. However, like any type of laboratory equipment, not all plate readers are created equal. Each plate reader lends different amounts of uncertainty to measurements collected and, therefore, uncertainty in the overall results of the assays conducted.