Vitality stain

VitalScreen uses eosin-nigrosin staining to assess the percentage of live spermatozoa. The technique is based on the principle that dead cells take up eosin through their cell membrane, and as a result stain red. The nigrosin provides a dark background which makes it easier to evaluate the slides. Sperm vitality should be determined when less than 40% of spermatozoa are motile. In samples with poor motility, it is important to discriminate between immotile dead sperm and immotile live sperm.

VitalScreen is a semi-quantitative, non-automated diagnostic test to evaluate the vitality of spermatozoa in a semen sample by using an eosin-nigrosin staining. VitalScreen may help in assessing the diagnosis and management of male infertility.

VitalScreen has a 24 month shelf life from production date. Information about the composition of the product can be found in the material safety data sheet.

Interpretation of the results


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Product order codes

VITAL : VitalScreen

VitalScreen is a microscopic, diagnostic test to facilitate the estimation of sperm vitality

Instructions For Use
Material Safety Data Sheet