Post Vas Semen Analysis on the SQA Automated Sperm Quality Analyzer

Post Vasectomy Analysis on the SQA-V Gold and SQA-Vision: AUA Guidelines

March 16, 2021

OVERVIEW:  This bulletin is issued to clarify the SQA-V Gold vs. SQA-Vision Post Vas analysis methodology and standards based on American Urological Association (AUA) recommendations. American Urological Association (AUA) Guideline (pertaining to Post Vas semen analysis – PVSA): Men or their partners should use other contraceptive methods until vasectomy success is confirmed by PVSA (Post…

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End of Support for KOVA Liqua-TROL® with QwikCheck Test Strips

March 5, 2021

Issue date: March 8th, 2021 Background: QC of QwikCheck Test Strips (WBC and pH) can be effectively performed using IRISpec controls from Beckman Coulter. KOVA controls will no longer be supported for QwikCheck Test Strips because the level of the reagent sensitivity required to identify WBC in semen is not always effective using KOVA controls….

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Questions About Adding Albumen To Neutralize Enzymatic Activity

January 18, 2021

We’ve received numerous questions about adding albumen to the liquified sample in the Qwik Check Liquefaction kit and have asked Dr. Rabinovitch, our Chief Technology Officer Emeritus to answer the question for us. Dr. Rabinovitch states: Though adding albumin for termination the enzymatic process is well known, this guidance is not provided by WHO.  Historically this…

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How to use QwikCheck 1 Step Vitality Stain for manual semen analysis

January 11, 2021

Did you know the QwikCheck 1 Step Vitality Stain can also be used with Manual Microscopic methods? Here is our recommended procedure when using traditional microscopic methods for semen analysis. Semen Analysis Vitality Testing Procedure VITALITY TESTING PROCEDURE : eosin aloneWHO laboratory manual for the Examination and processing of human semen ‐ FIFTH EDITION 2.6.2 Vitality test…

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Loading The SQA Capillary And Clean All SQAs | Automated Semen Analyzer Maintenance

January 11, 2021

We’ve made a video tutorial with a quick overview on cleaning the system and loading the testing capillary.

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Testing fertility and post-vas Proficiency Samples on SQA Systems – 2020 update

July 22, 2020

SQA-VISION / SQA-V ALL VERSIONS | July 22, 2020 GENERAL OVERVIEW: Allow specimens, and any reagents used, to warm to room temperature (at least 30 minutes) before testing. Assume this is a liquefied specimen. To dislodge the pellet, do not vortex. Aspirate the sample up and down 5 – 6 times using a transfer pipette…

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American Association of Clinical Chemistry (AACC) Clinical Lab Expo Update

July 9, 2020

MES will miss seeing our customers and friends in Chicago this month, but the AACC is on for December! Per the AACC: “After carefully monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, AACC is pleased that we will be able to preserve the complete AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo experience by moving the conference to December…

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COVID-19 Updates from Medical Electronic Systems

April 1, 2020

Current as of 07/09/2020 Company Notes: Essential Business Status – MES is an essential business as a Medical Device Manufacturer, and all shipping, logistics, sales, service, and support continue without interruption. Vendors – MES maintains redundancy on all supplies and houses products in multiple warehouses around the world. There are currently no manufacturing or fulfillment…

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QwikCheck Beads Open Vial Shelf Life

April 2, 2019

Background:QwikCheck™ Beads (Medical Electronic Systems) have an open and a closed vial shelf life. This labeling insures accurate results that could be compromised due to bead evaporation over time which can be related to high ambient laboratory temperature and/or infrequent use of the beads. Storage conditions:The stability of the QwikCheck™ Beads control material is highly…

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Technical Release Bulletin: QwikCheck™ Vitality Kit QC / Proficiency

May 14, 2018

To validate the QwikCheck Vitality Kit please follow this QC procedure: 1. Collect 1 fresh Human semen sample with >50% Motility and Volume >1 ml.2. Wait for full liquefaction.3. Split the liquefied sample into two equal aliquots in two separate vials. Label the vials Sample #1 and Sample #2.4. Sample #1: Use as is.5. Sample…

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