Medical Laboratory Professionals Week

Thank you medical lab professionals—your pipetting skills form the basis of medical decisions that safeguard our health! Now which team pipettes the best?

Celebrate Lab Week with the Pipetting Challenge!

Every day, thousands of decisions are made based on tests run by highly skilled medical lab professionals. Their dedication to quality and efficiency ensures the high standard of medical care in this country. From the entire Artel team, a big thank you to all medical lab professionals!

As part of lab week every year, Artel celebrates medical lab professionals with the Pipetting Challenge. Learn more about the competition and see the results from the previous lab week below—we’ll update the page for the next Lab Week once it’s announced.

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 email us your results by May 15, 2019 to see if your team is a winner.
**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 [email protected].

The The cost of registration (per team) is $85.00 and includes:

• Rules & Instructions

• Promotional Posters

• 10 Tips to Improve Your Pipetting Technique wall poster

• Certificates of Participation

• Reagents to use with the Artel PCS

• Pipetting Challenge medals (provided based on results)

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.


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

2019 Pipetting Challenge Leaderboard

The leaderboard will display the top 10 teams and will be updated as team scores are submitted and verified. Official results will be posted May 31.

Rank Team Name % CV
1 Master Petters 0.2070
2 ARUP Team 9 0.2450
3 Sonic Super Pipettors 0.2550
4 ARUP Team 3 0.2580
5 ARUP Team 1 0.2922
6 ARUP Team 18 0.3200
7 ARUP Team 8 0.2550
8 ARUP Team 17 0.4850
9 ARUP Team 19 0.4940
10 ARUP Team 14 0.5590

View, tag and share photos from the Lab Week Pipetting Challenge!

*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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