Every result is critical.

When was the last time you checked the performance of your essential equipment?

Many laboratories perform regular scheduled calibration and maintenance for their analytical instrumentation, as specified by the manufacturers, this is not always the case for benchtop equipment.

Basic benchtop equipment are critical parts of routine workflows, however they are often overlooked as part of routine laboratory maintenance. Regular checks to ensure they perform as per their specification is critical, as small changes in any workflow can impact your results and findings.

Join scientists all over Australia and New Zealand and check your essential everyday equipment* to make sure it is
functioning correctly.


Use the quicklinks below for instrument specific checklists to guide you in your routine benchtop equipment maintenance and performance check. Alternatively, you can download the complete set of all instrument checklists below.


1. Download and print your ‘Lab Check’ checklist for your basic benchtop equipment.
2. Perform all recommended tests as per the checklist for each instrument.         
3. Log your results online.

Receive your 2018 ‘Lab Check’ certificate and ‘Lab Check’ sticker for each instrument logged online.         



Add reminder to your calendar to check you laboratory equipment and prepare your lab for 2019.

Add reminder to calendar   Download all checklists   Log your results

*Applies to all laboratory equipment including but not exclusive to Thermo Fisher.
Lab Check is a voluntary lab based self-diagnostic and maintenance program. Interpretation on results can vary between users, as such Thermo Fisher Scientific does not certify the performance of any instrument checked under this program.
Once you confirm you have successfully completed the recommend checks and registered the results Thermo Fisher Scientific will provide you with sticker to be placed on the instrument that will provide a reminder that these maintenance steps and checks should be performed annually at a minimum for all of your bench top equipment, irrespective of the level of use.
Thermo Fisher Scientific will also provide you with a certificate of participation for your records.
Thermo Fisher Scientific recommends that you print and complete the checklists for each instrument. This document should be stored as evidence of your instrument performance as part of your instrument history, it also allows you to monitor drifts in performance.

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