Finding and accessing veins and arteries on mice and rats has never been easier!
Vein-Check 104L is a revolutionary new transillumination device designed to detect both veins and arteries in mice and rats. Vein-check 104L’s new form factor makes it easy, convenient and readily available for assisting with venous and arterial access. The included tail adapters make stabilizing and securing the tail during access effortless. This device features Super Bright Red colored lights which penetrates up-to 12 mm from skin surface in infants and neonates.
Normally The distance for a 7 pound (3 kgs) baby from outer skin surface to bone is:
Medial and lateral heel-3.32 mm;
posterior heel-2.33 mm( This site should be avoided,to reduce the risk of hitting bone)
The Recommended Depth for a finger-Prick Is:
for a child over 6 months and below 8 years-1.5 mm;
for a child over 8 years-2.4 mm
Too much compression should be avoided ,because this may cause a deeper puncture than is needed to get good flow.
Methods of use:-Recommended
Turn the Torch vein-check® on by pressing the button on the bottom of the device
Putting gentle pressure on the skin, slowly move from side to side. Veins will show as a shadow, that will appear in the peripheral of the red glow
Once a vein (dark shadow/line) is found, reposition the Torch vein-check® for the best visual of the vein