Chemstation Calibration Units

Pro Tip: Chemstation does not look at the units when calculating amounts.

Example:

amt

As you can see the amounts is in ng/ul.  If I go to calibration–> calibration settings, I can choose any unit (or non unit for that matter) I like.

amt2

In this example I chose Aliens as my unit of choice.

amt3

As you can see, Chemstation willfully changes the units to that value.

Why is this important?  Many people think that Chemstation will convert units for you.  You can add a dilution or multiplication factor, but that will be used in the calculation of the amount regardless  of what units you choose.  Best practice would be to build your calibration table based on the units which you would like your results to be, so that by the time you print the report, you won’t need to convert any units.

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