This document provides guidance and establishes requirements for collecting and examining volumetric performance data of automated liquid handling systems (ALHS). It specifies how to index and track volumetric performance data and provides descriptive statistics for the evaluation of these data. This document also specifies reporting requirements of ALHS volumetric performance.
This document is applicable to all ALHS with complete, installed liquid handling devices, including tips and other essential parts needed for delivering a specified volume, which perform liquid handling tasks without human intervention into labware.
NOTE For terminology and general requirements of automated liquid handling systems, see ISO 23783-1. Measurement procedures for the determination of volumetric performance are given in ISO 23783-2.