The Pathology Lab SQA-V Gold Recommendation | Lake Charles LA

April 30, 2013

April 26th, 2013 To Whom It May Concern: We have found the SQA-V to be very reliable and user friendly.  The department has not experienced any downtime since installation and it is very cost effective.  The SQA-V performs a quick 70 second semen analysis and generates a very nice formatted report. Having the automation of…

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Sample Mixing for Semen Analysis – WHO 5th Edition 2.4.1 (Pages 17 and 18)

March 1, 2013

For Manual and Automated Semen Analysis: The nature of the liquefied ejaculate makes taking a representative sample of semen for analysis problematical. If the sample is not well mixed, analysis of two separate aliquots may show marked differences in sperm motility, vitality, concentration and morphology. To be certain of obtaining reproducible data, the sample should…

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QwikCheck™ Beads Compliance with WHO 3rd, 5th and 5th Edition Manuals

February 12, 2013

Issue date: January 31, 2013 BackgroundQwikCheck™ beads are an in-vitro use only external quality control material for automated and manual sperm counting systems. The beads are used as a tool to assess the accuracy and precision of the laboratory’s sperm counting methods by providing a known target value and +/- range. The beads were developed…

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Automated Semen Analysis – The End of Manual Analysis?

December 10, 2012

Automated Semen Analysis – The end of Manual Analysis?  Emily ALLEN1, Samantha LE1, Simon COOKE1 1IVF Australia, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Aim: To compare semen analysis parameters between an automated system (SQA-V Gold) and manual semen analysis. Method: 100 fresh semen samples were manually analyzed following WHO 5th Edition and tested on the SQA-V system. Scientists…

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Treating Highly Viscous Samples in Compliance with WHO 5th

November 26, 2012

Issue date: Monday, November 26, 2012Attn: All SQA-V /QwikCheck™GOLD (WHO 4th & 5th compliant software) Background:The WHO 5th edition manual (page 13) describes the semen liquefaction as follows: “Immediately after ejaculation into the collection vessel, semen is typically a semi-solid coagulated mass. Within a few minutes at room temperature, the semen usually begins to liquefy…

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SQA-V WHO 5th Edition Reference Ranges – Question and Answer

November 13, 2012

An excellent series of “Questions and Answers” that came through our Austrian Distributor regarding cutoffs and reference ranges: Question:We are presenting the SQA-V at a conference and I fear that the “reference” range cutoff values for morphology will be questioned. The technical bulletin you sent says there is high correlation between SQA and humans…..however, human…

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SQA-V GOLD Morphology Algorithm Compliance (strict Kruger) Assessment Criteria

November 1, 2012

SQA-V GOLD Morphology Algorithm Compliance with WHO 4th and 5th (strict Kruger) Assessment Criteria  Issue date: October 25, 2012Attn: All SQA-V/SPERMALITE/QwikCheck™GOLD (All WHO 4th & 5th compliant software) Background:  The SQA-V GOLD system reports “Normal Morphology” in accordance with the WHO 4th or 5th edition manual criteria (based upon the selected SQA-V software version –…

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QwikCheck Liquefaction Kit Questions and Answers

June 17, 2012

SQA-V users have asked MES a number of questions concerning the QwikCheck™ Liquefaction kit. We have compiled a list of those questions and our tech support answers to assist with the use of this product: DOWNLOAD PDF VERSION HERE Question: When should more than 1 Vial of QwikCheck™ Liquefaction kit powder be used to treat…

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The SQA-V Gold and Sample Incubation

May 29, 2012

According to the SQA-V GOLD specifications, it is essential that semen samples are not heated prior to testing. The SQA-V GOLD is calibrated to conduct tests at room temperature: 22-26ºC (68-79ºF). Heating a sample prior to analysis in the SQA-V GOLD impacts the motility of the sample. When heated, the spermatozoa use the nutrients in…

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