SPERM HY-LITER ™
SPERM HY-LITER™ uses a fluorescently tagged anti-human sperm head monoclonal antibody to detect the presence of human sperm.
SPERM HY-LITER™ provides specific identification of the human origin of the sample and confirms that male-origin cells are present.
SPERM HY-LITER™ uses Alexa 488 derivatized mouse monoclonal antibody to human sperm heads to specifically identify human sperm from sexual assault evidence by fluorescence microscopy. The method requires a fluorescence microscope: processed slides must be visualized on a fluorescence microscope fitted with the correct excitation and emission filters and light source. In addition to a human sperm specific reagent, SPERM HYLITER™ incorporates a second flourescent dye that stain all nuclei present in the sample (4′,6-diamidino-2- phenylindole, DAPI).
- Additional information
|Test Format||Microscopic Screening Method for Sperm|
|Antigen Detected||Human Sperm Heads|
|Labeling||Sperm: Alexa 488 / Nuclei: DAPI|
|Sensitivity||Single Human Sperm Head|
|Cross-reaction||Homo sapiens only|
The SPERM HY-LITER™ kit is designed for specific, sensitive, reliable and simple detection of human sperm from sexual assault evidence slides. The test can detect a single human sperm head in an overwhelming background of epithelial cells.