What happens if the starting volume is too high when using QIAsymphony mericon Bacteria Kit? Can spillage occur when the sample is initially transferred?
FAQ ID -2963

The QIAsymphony performs a liquid level detection before the sample is transferred. The pipet enters the tube to a depth of approximately 2 mm and measures the overall volume. Therefore, sample spillage when using QIAsymphony mericon Bacteria Kit is highly unlikely although not impossible.