The Vetlab SP22 LED Monocular Microscope is the ideal starter microscope and has many features normally found on more expensive models, representing fantastic value for money.
It has turret-mounted, RMS standard Achromatic objectives, sub-stage condenser with Iris diaphragm and fully mechanical stage with drop down coaxial controls. Coaxial coarse and fine focus controls with focus stop together with built-in LED illumination make it suitable for the hobby user or amateur naturalist.
Worm Egg Counting – Using A McMaster Counting Chamber
The Vetlab SP22 will not accommodate a McMaster counting chamber. For worm egg counting please see the Wedmore SP14 or our Premiere range of microscopes.
For Aquarium and Koi keepers it is ideal for fish disease identification and we can supply the SP22 with a Fish Disease Starter Kit for taking skin scrapes and gill swabs.
Fish Disease Diagnostic Kit
For those who already have a microscope, the diagnostic kit is also available as a separate item. The kit contains slides, coverslips, stains, mountants and everything needed to obtain skin scrapes and gill swabs, together with a booklet of instructions and full colour photographs of the most of the fish parasites that can be encountered.
SP22D – With Built-in Digital Camera
This microscope has the same optical performance and mechanical build as the SP22 but incorporated in the head is a 1.3M pixel (1280 x 1024) CMOS chip digital camera. It shares the image with the eyepiece and is attached to a laptop or PC via a USB lead (included). The supplied Scopeimage software is suitable for Windows 7, 8 and 10 but not for Apple OS. Step by step instructions are provided.
Important Notice Due to Coronavirus, we have a limited supply of the G9 Alcohol Hand Gel Range. We can only supply our current customers at this time.
G9 High Level Surface Disinfectant Cleaner unique formula protects your animal environments whilst ensuring safety to staff and animals. This surface disinfectant provides the latest biocide technology to ensure unparalleled microbial efficacy in line with the latest ECHA European Veterinary Test Protocol Standards.
A Surface Disinfectant Cleaner which is extremely economical in use and dilutes at:
• 1:200 for General Use • 1:100 for High-Risk Areas
G9 Surface Disinfectant Cleaner is tested to the latest ECHA European Veterinary Test Standards by Independent Accredited Test Laboratories against the following spores, mycobacteria, virus, fungi, yeasts and bacteria.
G9 Surface Disinfectant Cleaner can be used on most surfaces; it is safe to use, economical and effective. G9 Surface Disinfectant Cleaner does not require rinsing after use and can be allowed to dry. This product is available un-fragranced and in Cherry, Lemon and Lavender.
Available in the following pack sizes:
5L Concentrate makes 1000, 500ml Trigger Sprays @ 1:100 Dilution (high risk) & (1:200 for general use)
Nitrile Soft Disposable Gloves, Powder Free, Micro Textured, Blue
Important Notice Due to Coronavirus, we have a limited supply of disposable gloves. We can only supply our current customers at this time.
New thin-nitrile technology reduces hand fatigue and provides a close fit for increased tactile sensitivity, with fully textured fingers for increased grip and precision.
These disposable nitrile gloves offer the latest thin-nitrile technology, which not only provides a close fit for increased tactile sensitivity but they also have fully textured fingers for increased precision and grip. The gloves come in boxes of 200 (100 pairs).
The FirstHand Glove system dispenses the gloves one glove at a time, dispensing from the Cuff end every time making a unique dispense system against every other conventional glove dispenser box.
This system has multiple benefits for the end-user:
Reduction in Cross Contamination – The user only touches the cuff of the glove being used, reducing the risk of contaminating the glove
Reduced wastage – only one glove dispensed at a time
Saves money – fewer gloves will be wasted
Comfortable beaded cuff – providing additional strength and preventing liquid roll off
Latex-free – to reduce the risk of hyposensitivity and allergic reactions
Excellent puncture resistance and strength
Superior barrier protection over latex and vinyl
Nitrile gloves are fully Micro Textured
Nitrile Soft gloves offer a thinner formulation for improved feel and sensitivity, with micro-textured fingers for excellent wet & dry grip
TIC® – The Single Test System for Microscopic Cell Counting
TIC® is a single-use dilution test system for quick, easy, safe, and highly precise microscopic counting of erythrocytes, leukocytes, thrombocytes and reticulocytes in blood, and also leukocytes in synovial fluid.
Easy to Use and Inexpensive
Manufactured by Bioanalytic GmbH, these ready-to-use and high-quality reagent kits allow safe and simple handling.
The TIC products are the official replacement for Unopette, recommended by BD. Of particular interest, will be the Eos-TIC and Natt-Herricks-TIC kits for leukocyte counts in Avian and Reptile blood.
• CONVENIENT – Ready prepared reagents in single test vials available in boxes of 100 or in smaller pack sizes of 10
• SAFE – No mouth pipetting!
• Saves time and money
• THE recommended alternative to Unopette
The dilutions correspond to the recommendations of the German Industry Norm 58932 (DIN 58932) and WHO (World Health Organisation) and can be accurately reproduced.
Freshly prepared samples can be counted up to 48 hours (RBC, WBC) and 12 hours (PLT) respectively.
The TIC® systems of Bioanalytic conform to the regulations issued by the ‘Employers Liability Insurance Association’ NOT to pipet by mouth. No contact with blood or blood-reagent mixture if used, as recommended.
Save Time…Work Safely
1. Fill end-to-end capillary with blood
2. Place capillary into TIC tube
3. Close tube and mix by shaking for suspending cells
4. Mix before loading counting chamber
5. Fill chamber filling capillary by capillary action
6. Load chamber and count cells under the microscope
The capillary holder (re-usable) is not included in the TIC system. We highly recommend that you order a capillary holder with your first order. The capillary holder prevents the risk of specimen contact if used correctly, and also simplifies handling.
The list of TIC® products, accessories and prices are listed in our Price Tab. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions and follow the link below for detailed product information, safety data sheets and user instructions.
Decon 90 is the leading surface active cleaning agent and/or radioactive decontaminant for laboratory, medical and industrial applications and is available in 1-Litre and 5-Litre sizes. Decon 90 cleaning agent is supplied in high-density polyethene containers, with tamper evident screw-on caps.
This laboratory cleaner is supplied as a liquid concentrate for dilution with water (2% to 5% solution of Decon 90 with water) and is used for both manual cleaning and use in ultrasonic cleaning baths. Problem contaminates can be treated by increasing the solution strength.
Method of Use
• The items which need cleaning must be immersed fully into the solution and left to soak for a minimum of 2 hours. Depending on the degree and tenacity of the soiling, the item can be left to soak for up to a maximum of 24 hours.
• By heating the solution 40°C to 50°C can reduce the cleaning time or alternatively use an ultrasonic cleaning bath.
• To ensure removal of all traces of contamination/cleaning agent, it is recommended that three agitated rinses in water *** are carried out and any cleaned items are rinsed thoroughly and dried.
For decontaminating/cleaning ceramics, glassware, rubbers, plastics, stainless steel and ferrous metals. As Decon 90 is ALKALINE, it is NOT suitable for use on non-ferrous metals, notably aluminium and zinc, or on polycarbonate.
Appearance and Properties
• Milky white, non-viscous liquid with a faint odour.
An emulsion of anionic and non-ionic surface active agents, stabilising agents, non-phosphate detergent builders, alkalis and sequestering agents, in an aqueous base. Decon 90 does NOT contain Phosphates, Enzymes, EDTA/NTA or Chlorine Bleaches.
5 Years – stored correctly at an ambient temperature, out of direct sunlight, sealed in the container in which it is supplied and away from strong acids and aluminium.
Decon 90 is Manufactured by Decon Laboratories Limited UK
* Ready Biodegradability by OECD 301E (ISO method 7827 – 1986 (E)) ** Decon 90 satisfies the criteria in BS EN 1040 1997 for bacterial activity. *** For critical applications, use demineralised water throughout.
UriStain™ – for the Microscopic Examination of Urine Sediment
UriStain™ is a urine sediment stain, intended for staining centrifuged urine sediment and used for the examination of WBCs, RBCs, bacteria, yeast and casts. The stain contains various dyes that aid in differentiating the abnormal cellular elements found in urine. UriStain is a ‘one solution’ modification of the Sternheimer and Malvin procedure which compares directly to the Sedi-Stain product.
Sediment Stain – A Valuable Diagnostic Technique
Microscopic examination of urinary sediment is a rapid, easy-to-perform diagnostic procedure that can provide important information to the clinician. Aside from taking an actual tissue biopsy of the kidney, it is widely recognised that the microscopic findings of the urinary sediment are a reliable and valuable diagnostic technique which will give a clear indicator of intrinsic renal disease.
Unlike the original formulation of urine staining methods which involved filtration, UriStain requires no filtration and has a long shelf-life. Standardising your collection, evaluation techniques and reporting procedures is of the highest importance.
This stain is made from certified dyes which include: Ammonium Oxalate, Safranin, Crystal Violet, Ethanol and Deionized water. Our UriStain™ is available in 15ml dropper bottles and is priced very competitively.
Other items required, include the standard microbiological supplies and equipment such as…
Vetlab Supplies’ large histology pots are made of tough polypropylene and are supplied with strong plastic leak-proof lids. These pots have a wide-mouth and base, which makes them ideal for containing and transporting large tissue samples for histopathology. Not only do we supply large histology pots, but we also supply small and medium volumes. In addition, we also supply veterinary ID labels with your order, free of charge.
Clear Polypropylene with Green Tops
Our histology pots are particularly useful for allowing large tumours to be completely removed; then safely fixed and transported. A complete tumour allows the pathologist to provide a more accurate diagnosis and prognosis.
Histology Pots – Volumes and Specifications
Outside measurements are taken from the base to the top of the lid
20ml – Height 4.2 cm – Diameter 3.5cm
40ml – Height 4 cm – Diameter 5cm
60ml – Height 7.5cm – Diameter 5cm
120ml – Height 8cm – Diameter 5.5cm
250ml – Height 6cm – Diameter 9.5cm
500ml – Height 11cm – Diameter 9cm
1000ml – Height 14cm – Diameter 11cm
ALSO AVAILABLE: 5 Litre White Round Histology Bucket with Push Lid. Height 19.4cm – Diameter 23.6cm
These Specimen/Histology Buckets have a push lid, plastic handle and a tamper-evident security tab. The bucket will hold a total weight of 141.0g with a brimful capacity of 5700ml. These buckets are ideal for collecting larger samples and can be easily stored as they are stackable. Finally, our Neutral Buffered Formalin 10% is available in 1 and 5-litre sizes.
OvaTube is the ideal in-clinic parasite detection test kit which is suitable for companion and small animals and has been developed for use in veterinary hospitals, practices and reference laboratories. In a situation where an animal has internal parasites or a particular parasite, the concentration flotation technique is recommended. Particularly the centrifugal technique, for the maximum yield of ova and oocysts.
Worm Egg Detection Method For Companion And Small Animals
The basic principle uses a flotation solution of special Specific Gravity in which the faecal sample is mixed and poured into a centrifuge tube. This can then be incubated vertically on the bench for up to 10-15 minutes. However, it is proven that if the tube is centrifuged at slow speed for a few minutes, the accuracy is greatly improved. Importantly, centrifugation forces heavy debris to the bottom of the tube; allows flotation of the ova and prevents debris from obscuring the final microscopic examination. OvaTube together with our ready-made Vetlab Flotation Solution is ideal for performing both techniques.
OvaTube – The Perfect In-Clinic Solution: fast easy and clean
The StatSpin OvaTube is the first centrifugation method that is easy and fast without any mess, with a simple coring tool to obtain a sample. Just add the sample to the tube and mix with standard flotation fluid. Centrifuge in either a fixed angle or horizontal centrifuge, remove the tube, add a coverslip, and twist. In just a few minutes results are ready to read.
Follow the instructions carefully, then stand the OvaTube vertically in a rack for 10 -15 minutes.
Centrifugal flotation is recommended by the Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) as the prefered method for routine screening of faecal samples for the detection of parasite ova. In addition, it is recommended that faecal examinations should be performed 2 – 4 times during the first year of life and 1 – 2 times per year in adult pets.
Plastic disposable transfer pipettes offer a quick, cheap method of transferring or dispensing small volumes of liquids. Our standard transfer pipette has an integral plastic bulb for fast, easy filling and dispensing and a 1ml stem graduated in increments of approximately 0.25ml. In addition, we also supply a larger 3ml transfer pipette and both sizes are supplied in boxes of 500.
Fine Tip Pipettes
We also supply a similar 1ml, ungraduated transfer pipette with a very fine tip which is ideal for very small volumes of sample or liquids. The fine tip pipettes are supplied in boxes of 400 and all of our products are extremely competitively priced.
These disposable pipette tips are for use with hand-held automatic, air-displacement pipettors. We supply Finntip 1-5ml white tips, 200-1000µl blue tips and 5-200µl yellow tips. These tips are principally for use with Finn Pipettors, however, they can also be used with other makes of similar pipettor. We are always happy to send samples, ensuring the tips are the correct fit before you make a purchase.