Is it ok to take the Chemkey® out of the foil package and use my bare hands to insert it into the instrument?

Document ID

Document ID TE846

Published Date

Published Date 25/01/2018
Question
Is it ok to take the Chemkey® out of the foil package and use my bare hands to insert it into the instrument?
Summary
Inserting the Chemkey®
Answer
There is no risk of exposure to the reagents placed within the Chemkey®. However, we try to teach proper lab practice when possible. If a user were to have a contaminant on their hands and they cover the inlet port on the base of the Chemkey®, there is a risk of contamination of their sample. Therefore, the user should exercise proper lab practice and ensure that their hands are clean and free from contaminantsif they directly handle the Chemkey®. The safer alternative would be to insert the Chemkey® while still contained within the package as demonstrated in the instructional videos.

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