Using the SQA-V and V-Sperm Visualization System

September 30, 2014

This demonstration video provides an overview on the use and function of the SQA-V / V-Sperm Visualization System. Used together, the system allows the user to view and record videos, take pictures of the semen sample, and accurately count using the system’s slide adapter. Remember it ALL Started with a Sperm! See more training videos HERE

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Semen Analysis in Urine | Retrograde Ejaculation

September 15, 2014

While the SQA-V does not have a specific mode for running retrograde ejaculation samples it is possible to run them using WASHED 20 MICRO mode a limited report of Motile Sperm Concentration, Progressive Motile Sperm Concentration, Velocity, and SMI. For additional information on Retrograde Ejaculation, please find below a section of the WHO 5th ed….

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MSDS Material Safety Data Sheet Updates for all MES Products

August 21, 2014

The MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets) Documents for all MES products have been updated.  Please find them HERE.

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Technical Bulletin Update | SQA-V Accessory Storage Conditions

August 20, 2014

BACKGROUND:  The storage conditions for the SQA-V GOLD accessories and kits are provided with each product separately when/if controlled conditions are required and are specified in the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for each product. This technical bulletin provides an overall list of the SQA-V GOLD accessories storage conditions which are provided by the manufacturer….

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New Daily Maintenence Checklist Now Available for SQA Platforms

August 19, 2014

The Daily Maintenance Checklist for the SQA-V and all other SQA platforms has been updated to represent the new MES recommendations for cleaning (daily and weekly steps).  The new instructions can be downloaded in Excel format HERE. Other related procedural documents can be found HERE.

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NEW SQA and QwikCheck Cleaning Instructions | Effective May 2014

May 31, 2014

The SQA cleaning procedure has been updated for ease of maintenance and for system reliability. It was found that improper or excessive cleaning with more than one drop of cleaning fluid may impact the system over time. Please note that the new procedure differs from the previous version in the following three ways: • Use…

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SQA-V Concentration Standard Explained

April 25, 2014

A number of commercially available counting chambers are used in laboratories for manually counting sperm cells world wide. These chambers vary by depth and some types require sample diluted while other do not.  It has been clinically established that counts can vary up to 30% depending on the type of chamber used.  The SQA-V permits…

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WHO Recommendations for Manual Sperm Concentration Analysis

April 22, 2014

Maintaining an accurate backup method for any automated analyzer in the laboratory is important.  When it comes to semen analysis, there are many different counting chamber options available.  Correlating manual methods to automated methods can be challenging, especially when it comes to semen analysis.  The first step is picking the correct tool for the job. …

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