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When preparing semen for shipment, it is important to know the sperm concentration in order to ensure the proper volume for shipment. Ship too few sperm, and the probability of conception drops dramatically. Accurate sperm concentration analysis is critical to the success of any operation that processes cooled or frozen semen.
Standard methods for counting require a hemacytometer, a microscope, and plenty of time and patience. Proper use of a hemacytometer requires 20-30 minutes -- a long time to keep your semen un-extended, even in an incubator. Equipment for automated sperm counting exists, but can cost anywhere from $2000-$4000 or more.
Introducing the Next Generation (tm) Quick Check (tm)
At $1495, The Quick Check is the first (and only) full-featured sperm counter for under $1500. Compare the features of the Quick Check with other competing units: The Quick Check has features available in units many times its cost.
QUICK AND EASY
Measuring the concentration of semen samples is quick and easy with the Quick Check. Simply fill a 4ml cuvette with straight semen, insert the cuvette into the Quick Check, and read the concentration right off the display. The Quick Check even calculates the semen volume required to ship a semen dose.
The Quick Check uses a four-beam, ratiometric nephelometric turbidity analysis technique to deliver accurate readings for the life of the unit. With other density-based systems, factors such as beam intensity and temperature variation can impact the accuracy of a reading. With the Quick Check, these effects are all fully compensated for.
Many semen analysis systems require sample dilution. With a diluted sample, your reading is only as accurate as your dilution accuracy. The Quick Check can accurately read the concentration of un-diluted semen – no mixing errors possible. Competing units which require dilution also need expensive dispensers, pipettors, and hazardous chemicals which alone can add $400-500 to the cost of your analysis lab. With Exodus Breeder's exclusive sterilized cuvettes, you can even ship the semen used for concentration analysis!
The Quick Check includes powerful calculation software which allows you to customize the extension protocol to match the shipping characteristics of your stallion, and allows you to tailor the extension calculation to match the observed motility of your sample. The Quick Check also calculates the proper dilution for freezing.
The table based calibration in the Quick Check allows the highest absolute accuracy over a very wide range of concentrations. As opposed to competing units, the Quick Check can read accurate concentrations even for challenging stallions with extremely low or extremely high concentrations.
The Quick Check comes with Windows PC software which can control the sperm counting process and display the results along with the recommended extender ratios for shipping. The results of the analysis can be printed for your records or printed to include with the shipped semen.
If you'd like to evaluate the software, it can be obtained on our Downloads page. The software will run without a Quick Check, however you will not (of course) have any concentration readings without a Quick Check connected. You can, however, use this program as a simple extender calculator with or without a Quick Check unit.
PC COMMUNICATION PORT
The Quick Check includes a serial PC communications port that allows the unit to display readings on a PC. This same connection can be used to download firmware updates as they become available.
The Quick Check operates on a single 9V battery, making it ideal for use in the field. It also comes with a power cord for bench-top use.
Each unit comes completely calibrated for equine semen analysis. However, at the push of a button, the Quick Check can be recalibrated to any known sample concentration. Up to four separate calibration tables can be stored in the unit.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED
The Quick Check comes with everything you need for semen concentration analysis:
The user guide can also be downloaded from our Downloads page. If you would like more information on how the unit operates, we invite you to read the user guide to learn more, or give us a call!
Why settle for less, or pay thousands more?
The Quick Check is distributed by Exodus Breeders Corporation, a source for all of your breeding supplies. Order your unit now using Exodus' convenient on-line storefront!
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