Buying a Microscope
What do I need?
1) The Microscope
Entering the world of microscopes for the first time can be daunting, however our courses will familiarise you with the necessary equipment, and teach you how to set up, use and care for your own microscope.
Live & Dry Blood Analysis uses a highly-specialised 'darkfield' microscope. 'Darkfield' describes the way the light is passed through the sample, highlighting the various elements within the blood that otherwise would be invisible under normal microscopy lighting. In order to get the most detail possible, it is vital that the microscope has a powerful light source and high quality built-in lenses, allowing for a true representation of the blood sample. Not all darkfield microscopes on the market will have these features, so it is important to choose carefully.
2) Digital Imaging Equipment
It is essential that alongside your microscope you have a good quality imaging setup that enables you to display the magnified image digitally on a screen. This allows you to show the image to your client, as well as capture stills and video of blood samples for your records.
We are happy to answer any questions that you might have about the specific requirements of a Live & Dry Blood Analysis microscopy setup.
Which microscope/imaging package should I buy?
We have an exclusive partnership with Brunel Microscopes who supply high-quality optical equipment and are based here in the UK but can ship to anywhere in the world. For our students we recommend the Haemascope DG from Brunel Microscopes and a Canon DSLR camera. Brunel supply packages for our students that include everything you need to get started, at a very competitive price.
Brunel Darkfield Microscopy Package:
Brunel Haemascope DG 12V 100W
Universal SLR adaptor
Slides & Cover Slips
Lens Cleaning Kit
2 Year Warranty
Free Service within 2 years of purchase
Remote Imaging Package:
Canon 1300D DSLR Camera
T2 ring Lens Adaptor
Mains Wired-in Battery
Delivery is available worldwide & FREE for UK students