AKYmed will help you select the right peripherals. Depending on your selection of any AKYmed product we recommend a variety of equipment that ensures high quality assessment in co-operation with QualiSperm.
AKYmed is an autorized distributor of Leja Slides in Switzerland. Leja is providing high quality disposable counting chambers especially made for semen analysis. Due to its characteristics, Leja slides will save time performing a semen analysis, as well as increase the level of accuracy and precision.
AKYmed is also a distributor of QC-Beads for quality control of counting sperm. Quality control (QC) of semen analysis is essential for the detection and correction of systematic errors and high variability.
For Automated Assessment Analysis we recommend:
Olympus CX 41 with camera output,0.5 reduction piece and phase contrast condenser. 10x objective for Concentration&Motility. 100x O.I. objective for Morphology.
PC: Desktop with Intel Core i7, at least 2 GB RAM, 250 GB Hard disk. Operating system: min. Windows 7, Graphic cards: for Windows 7 computers: ATI, NVIDIA or Intel with at least 512 MB.
Not mandatory. Ask for a proposal.
The Leja slides have an excellent low limit of quantification and can handle high sperm concentrations providing direct clinical impact: you will be very well equipped to determine the thresholds for the various modalities of Assisted Reproduction Technologies (waiting for natural conception, IUI, IVF or ICSI). All Leja slides are provided with a certificate of Analysis.
Quality control (QC) of semen analysis is essential for the detection and correction of systematic errors and high variability. Regular QC assessment by the laboratory supervisor is required for laboratory accreditation and to maintain accuracy, precision and competence in the andrology laboratory.
For manual counting, the QC-Beads can be used to evaluate technician techniques, counting protocols and counting chambers.
For automated counting, the QC-Beads can be used to evaluate the performance of the optical system and the resulting computer image processing of an automated semen analyzer.
The researcher should perform a quality control check each day prior to counting sperm samples.