FAQ: "We will renovate our lab and need to move the LabScan XE to another location for a few weeks. Just want to know after this temporary move, will the LabScan XE still be good to use without your calibration/PM?
Will the Standardization before the test is good enough to ensure the system is OK? Are there any other tests do you recommend to run after moving the LabScan XE before using?"
There is no problem on moving the LabScan XE. While Calibration/PM is a good annual service provided by HunterLab, it is not necessary to perform this to move your sensor.
Think of HunterLab optical instruments as being similar to a digital camera – not to be dropped but not fragile either. We move sensors in and out of our Demo lab all the time.
Many customers just power down and move the sensor; power up; standardize and begin making measurements.
Given that your pharma company is in a heavily regulated environment, below is the full OQ validation protocol for moving your sensor.
If you want to reduce the work a little, running the two diagnostic tests with a PASS rating after you move to the new location is the key operational qualification of instrument performance.
Here is a full description of how to move your sensor:
- With the instrument set up at its current place, run the Sensor/Diagnostics for the following diagnostic tests.
- Short Term Repeatability on White Tile to verify the electronics are in good health.
- Long Term Repeatability on the Green Tile to verify the photometric and wavelength performance of the entire optical path is the same as when last at factory.