Pre-Stained Morphology Slides DRM-900
These slides are used for the staining of spermatozoa, blood, CSF, and urine cytology. Each slide contains a dried layer of stain that once in contact with cells, facilitates morphology assessment. Cell-VU® provides cleaner and clearer slides for rapid cellular visualization and differential cell assessment.
CELL-VU® Pre-stained Morphology slides combine conventional microscope slides with a proprietary combination of methylene blue and cresyl violet stains into a single, ready-to-use device.
Samples are applied directly to the slide and a coverslip is placed over the sample. One step process limits exposure to reagents and potentially harmful stains.
CELL-VU® is used for World Health Organization and Kruger strict morphology sperm assessment from undiluted semen.
Cell-VU® products are disposable. To date, there are no other disposable counting chambers available for this market with the Cell-VU® grid pattern. All other forms of manual cell counting are performed via non-disposable systems. These non-disposable systems consist of glass chambers, which require cleaning after each use, are at risk of shattering, and are considered potential occupational hazards. Using the disposable Cell-VU® product increases accuracy and eliminates the occupational hazards associated with tainted broken glass.
With growing concerns over infectious diseases, clinical labs move towards disposability wherever possible. Disposability minimizes clinician exposure to bodily fluids and creates a safer work environment. In fact, OSHA mandates that labs limit exposure to bodily fluids whenever possible. Using the disposable Cell-VU® product significantly decreases the chances of exposure to unsafe bodily fluids.
Disposable products save time and money. Reusable slides must be cleaned between uses. Associated labor costs are dramatically cut with the introduction of disposable slides. Furthermore, Cell-VU®’s pre-stained slides take an entire step out of the testing process. Before this revolutionary introduction, all body fluid samples were separately stained before viewing. Extra steps slow testing and create unnecessary added costs. Using Cell-VU® eliminates extra steps, thus saving time and money.
Extensive testing and independent verification by numerous internationally acclaimed researchers have verified that Cell-VU®’s counting chambers produce more accurate results. Specifically, the grid pattern on the DRM-600 Sperm Counting facilitate specific, accurate results for the cell type counted. Cell-VU®’s variations of grid patterns distinctively address the needs of fertility labs for maximum effectiveness and fewer lab errors.
Simpler and easier to use
All Cell-VU® coverslips are thin enough to use under high magnification without special adapters or reticles. Unlike other products, Cell-VU® slides with grids do not necessitate the use of other equipment or adaptors.
Apply a small drop (approximately 2-4 microliters) of specimen on the center of the slide.
NOTE: EDTA is the recommended anticoagulant for venous blood. Flouride oxalate and heparinized blood are NOT suitable.
Place the coverglass (24 x 24 mm or 24 x 40 mm) on top of the slide, exerting slight pressure on the coverglass.
Allow the slide to stand at room temperature for 15 minutes before microscopic observation is made. The slides are used for evaluating sperm head/acrosome size, differentiation of white blood cells in peripheral blood and cytology of body fluids.
Cell-Vu products created by Harry Fisch, M.D., F.A.C.S, Currently, Dr. Fisch is the Founder, Vice Chairman of the Board, and Chief Corporate Officer of Veru Inc. and has served as a director of the Company since October 2016. Dr. Fisch was the co-founder of Aspen Park and served as the Chairman of the Board and Chief Scientific Officer of Aspen Park from July 2014 to October 2016. From 1994 to 2016, Dr. Fisch served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Millennium Sciences, Inc. Dr. Fisch has also had numerous academic and clinical appointments including Clinical Professor of Urology and Reproductive Medicine at Weill College of Medicine, Cornell University from 2009 to current, Director of the Male Reproductive Center at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center from 1998 to 1999 and Professor of Clinical Urology at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons from 1999 to 2009. From 2014 to 2015, Dr. Fisch hosted The Dr. Harry Fisch Show on Men’s Health on Howard Stern’s SiriusXM radio channel 101. Dr. Fisch is a Board Certified Urologist and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Fisch holds a B.A. in Chemistry from the State University of New York at Binghamton, an M.D. from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, and performed his surgical and urologic training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center.
|Dimensions (L&W) Slide||3 in x 1 in|
|Slide Type||Glass Microscope Slide|
|Type||Pre-Stained Morphology Slides|
|Stain Type||Methylene Blue and Cresyl Violet|
|Regulatory Status||FDA Registered|
|Mfr No. DRM-900||Pre-Stained Morphology Slides - 75 slides|
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The morphology slides are great quality, however, the stain on the slide was not evenly distributed. This made it a little difficult when moving to a new field since some cells spread to areas where the stain was not present and cells were unable to absorb the stain.
Easy to use, provide great quality stained slides, 510K FDA approved product and accepted by CLIA and CAP.
We love these slides because they are so convenient and they work great! Plus this clears the counter top of stains that take up a lot of valuable space and the mess that comes with that. Worth the cost!