Room Temperature on the SQA-V – Defined
Room temperature is a general term describing common indoor temperatures. It is usually in the range of 20 °C (68 °F or 293 K) to 25 °C (77 °F or 298 K)*
The WHO 5th edition manual recommends assessing sperm motility at either room temperature or at 37 °C (with a heated microscope stage). “These conditions should be standardized for each laboratory” (WHO 5th edition manual, p. 22).
The SQA-V GOLD is calibrated and room temperature and has been developed to operate at room temperature conditions, so there is no heating stage on the device. When performing a validation of the SQA-V based on comparing the test results to manual results, the manual results should be performed at room temperature as well.
Clinical laboratories are air conditioned facilities. It is therefore recommended to maintain the room temperature of the lab in the range of 20 °C (68 °F or 293 K) to 25 °C (77 °F or 298 K).
Lev Rabinovitch, CTO MEDICAL ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS
Distribution: All SQA Users