ASTM E1380 - 90(2010)

    Standard Specification for Color Coding of Laboratory Pipets with Multiple Graduations, 0.1 mL and Larger, But Excluding Disposable Prothrombin and Disposable Micropipets

    Active Standard ASTM E1380 | Developed by Subcommittee: E41.01

    Book of Standards Volume: 14.04


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    Abstract

    This specification establishes a color-coding system for indicating capacity and identifying subdivisions in disposable glass and plastic laboratory pipets with multiple graduations, but excluding disposable prothrombin and disposable micropipets. This specification intends to ensure that when color coding is utilized, all manufacturers will be encouraged to use the same color for nominal value identification. Besides the colors to be used, requirements for durability, style, and location are also presented.

    This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification provides a system for color coding disposable pipets (glass and plastic) with multiple graduations. The color will indicate capacity and subdivisions for identification purposes.

    1.2 The intent of this specification is to ensure that when color coding is utilized, all manufacturers will be encouraged to use the same color for nominal value identification.

    1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    E1273 Specification for Color Coding of Reusable Laboratory Pipets


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 11.100 (Laboratory medicine); 71.040.20 (Laboratory ware and related apparatus); 01.070 (Colour coding); 11.100.99 (Other standards related to laboratory medicine)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 41121510(Volumetric pipettes)


    DOI: 10.1520/E1380-90R10

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