Dairy and mastitis researchers have a powerful new tool to speed and simplify mastitis detection and diagnosis.
The QuickSmear™ rapid differential slide allows researchers to easily identify and count three different types of white blood cells, or leukocytes. This differential inflammatory cell count uses the body’s immune response to detect mastitis at a subclinical level earlier and more reliably than by using traditional methods like somatic cell counts or the California Mastitis Test.
The QuickSmear slide essentially turns one of the most complicated lab processes into one of the simplest. Preparing a QuickSmear slide takes less than a minute, compared to 30 to 90 minutes for the preparation of a manual milk differential smear. Researchers simply place a drop of milk on the slide and, using patent-protected technology, the slide self-prepares. See how in this video.
The QuickSmear rapid differential slide was introduced at the 2009 National Mastitis Council 48th Annual Meeting and is now available for order in kits to complete 10 or 100 smears. Consult our order page for details.