The QwikCheck™ Product Range
By Medical Electronic Systems
The QwikCheck™ product range consists of a range of high quality consumable products for use in semen analysis by both automated and manual analysis.
QwikCheck™ Liquefaction Kit
The Liquefaction Kit is used to promote and accelerate the liquefaction of highly viscous semen samples. Appropriate for all forms of automated or manual semen analysis, as viscosity can impact the accurate measurement of motility, concentration and antibody coating. The Liquefaction Kit also assists with agglutinated and aggregated clumps, sperm banding, and other factors that prevent thorough sample mixing prior to analysis.
QwikCheck™ 1-Step Vitality Stain
The 1-Step Vitality Stain offers users a fast and affordable way to grade Sperm Vitality (Live vs. Dead) to supplement motility results obtained by manual or automated semen analysis. The kit includes 5 premixed vials to maximize shelf life. The kit can be used with all manual methods and with the SQA-VISION Touch-to-Mark interface. Dead cells will absorb the stain – live cells will not.
QwikCheck™ Dilution Kit
The QwikCheck Dilution kit is used to dilute semen samples prior to automated or manual testing. The media is Earl’s Balanced Salt solution which contains ingredients to support sperm motility and vitality. On SQA sperm quality analyzers the dilution kit can be used to increase sample volume for fully automated testing on low volume mode. This product is recommended by the WHO Manual.
QwikCheck™ QC Beads
A 3 level assayed quality control material for use in automated and manual sperm counting systems. The beads are for in-vitro use only and can be used to assess the accuracy and precision of the laboratory’s sperm counting methods by providing a known target value. QwikCheck QC Beads can be used on QwikCheck Gold, SQA-V Gold, and SQA-VISION automated sperm quality analyzers. In addition, they may be used in all SQA visualization systems, Neubauer Hemacytometers, Makler Counting Chambers, Fixed Cover Slip Slides, and standard Wet Preparation Lab Slides. The kit includes two positive targets and a negative control.
QwikCheck™ WBC/pH Test Strips
The Test Strip kit is used to determine pH and leukocytes (WBCs) in semen. Test results are determined by comparing the colour of the test patches to the colour chart provided by the label on the bottle. The QwikCheck Reagent Test Strips are the only FDA cleared test strip designed specifically for semen.
Vision Fixed Cover Slip Slides
The Vision Fixed Cover Slip Slides were designed to simplify routine semen screening processes in both manual and automated methods. The slides feature a precision engineered fluid chamber that disperses Sperm or QC material to exactly one field of view. The Vision slides require ~4 micro liters of sample and load by capillary action. Two chambers are included on each unit for duplicate counts and cost effectiveness.