Daily Instrument Control - FLA280
1/ Dispense 2ml of the Daily Instrument Control (FLA280) into a clean cuvette.
2/ Place cuvettes in the heater block for 10 minutes.
3/ Press ‘SETUP’. Then select the menu item ‘A/D TEST’.
4/ With the sample chamber empty press ‘START’.
5/ When settled the reading should be 302 +/- 4. If the reading is greater than 306 examine the cuvette chamber and filters for spillages and clean if required (see left). If it can not be brought down by cleaning contact a service engineer. Do not adjust the potentiometer screw on the side of the instrument during this step.
6/ With the Fluorophos in the same mode insert the warmed Daily Instrument Control cuvette into the sample chamber.
7/ When settled the reading should be 602 +/- 12.
8/ Record the value.
9/ If this value is out of range then slowly adjust the potentiometer screw on the side of the instrument to 602 +/- 12.