Miscellaneous, ECT, LMD
Code: MK-12

Electronic Monitor for Vaginal Estrous-Cycle in Rats and Mice Featured

The MK-12 Vaginal Impedance Checker is designed to obtain precise information to determine the optimum day for mating during the rat estrous cycle.

The electrical impedance of the epithelial cell layer of vaginal mucosa is measured at the frequency of 1 kHz by insertion of the suitable probe into the vagina. Two probes are available, for rats or mice.

In the proestrus stage significantly higher impedance is produced compared to that in the other stages of the estrous cycle. 3KOhm of impedance can be considered a standard for indicating proestrus stage. Measuring range is 0-19.9KOhm.

The Rat Vaginal Impedance Checker is a reliable time and labor-saving device. Operation is so simple a novice can easily use it, while the conventional method (vaginal smear method) is a troublesome procedure requiring skill, time and labor.

The device is automatically calibrated when turning on the power.

NOTE: cable and probe are consumable parts, not included in the warranty coverage


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