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CE-403: Capillary Electrophoresis Certified Instrument Operator Training (1 day)

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P/N: TRN00242


Who Should Attend?

Laboratory personnel instrumental in maintaining and overseeing the use of their lab’s capillary electrophoresis genetic analyzer, as well as others interested in gaining a greater understanding of their instrument. During this hands-on interactive course, laboratory personnel will benefit from training on their own instrument and in their own working environment. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and interact with the Field Application Scientist during lecture and discussion sessions.

Course Description:

This training course provides the fundamental knowledge necessary to keep your lab’s instrument running according to manufacturer’s specifications. Topics include instrument hardware and software, calibrations, and basic maintenance recommended between visits from a field service engineer. Best practices related to instrument consumables, reagents, and basic troubleshooting of the Applied Biosystems Genetic Analyzer is also provided. Attendees passing a skills assessment with a score of 80% or higher will earn an Instrument Operator Certificate granted by the Thermo Fisher Scientific Service and Support Training Department.

At the conclusion of this training, participants should be able to:

  • Demonstrate basic features of the instrument and use data collection software for checking calibration and maintenance status
  • Describe the importance of, perform, and interpret instrument calibrations
  • Perform key instrument maintenance functions



The Thermo Fisher Scientific Training Center is an approved provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by The American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) and Professional Acknowledgment for Continuing Education (P.A.C.E.™) program.

Participants successfully completing CE-403 will be awarded 6 contact hours.

Tuition Includes:

  • Trainer travel expenses
  • Training materials and calibration kits for sequencing or fragment analysis. Additional consumables required for calibration include Applied Biosystems™ polymer, buffers, and HiDi™ Formamide as part of the training reagent package.


  • An Applied Biosystems 3500 or 3730 Series Genetic Analyzer (instrument must be available for the duration of the scheduled training)
  • Functional knowledge of basic molecular biology techniques
  • Basic instrument operational training

*Customer is responsible for providing an appropriate training facility and Applied Biosystems Genetic Analyzer (3500, 3500XL or 3730). In addition, participant must have access to capillary electrophoresis instrument accessories (i.e. array, plate base, retainer and septa, cathode buffer container septa, array port plug, and pump cleaning kit). Additional materials needed include general laboratory equipment (i.e., thermocycler, vortex, centrifuge, pipettes, plate sealers or film, plates, etc.), and general molecular biology consumables (i.e., molecular grade water, 1.5ml tubes, racks, etc.).

Upon purchase of this course, an FAS will contact the customer to schedule the training and ship the specific reagents needed for the selected protocol.

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