Veterinary Refractometer - Veterinary Urine Scales - Dog & Cat Urine Specific Gravity, Total Protein, & Refractive Index - MISCO VETMED01 Refractometer

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The Palm Abbe VETMED-01 Clinical Veterinary digital refractometer has separate species-specific scales for feline urine specific gravity, canine and large animal urine specific gravity, Total Protein by Refractometer (TPr), and refractive index.

Product ID: PA203X-001-105-096-098
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MISCO VETMED01 Veterinary Refractometer

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Additional Information

Scale 1 001
Scale 2 096
Scale 3 098
Scale 4 105
Scale 5 No
Optic Material Sapphire
Detector Elements 1,024
Well/ Sample Area Material Stainless Steel
Evaporation/ Sample Cover Yes
Country of Origin USA
Light Source Precision LED @ 589.3 nm
Display Type LCD
Display Characters 24 Characters x 2 Lines
Display Backlight Yes
Display Language Russian, English, Spanish, German, French
Temperature Control Method Auto Temp. Compensation
Temperature Control Basis Scale Dependent
Temperature Range 0 to 50 °C (32 to 122 °F)
Power Source 2 AAA Batteries
Battery Life 5000+ Readings
Dimensions 145 x 75 x 37 mm (5.7 x 2.95 x 1.46 in.)
Weight 250 grams (8.8 Oz.)
User Programmable Factory Reprogrammable, Options/Settings, Select Scale
User Calibration Points 2
Body Color BLUE
Body Material Plastic
Water Resistance IP64 - Splashing Water
Error Codes Text-Based
Approvals and Certifications CE

Digital Refractometer for Clinical Veterinary Practice

With Species-Specific Measurements!


Also disturbing, is the fact that the protein scale on many of clinical human refractometers is based on a protein-to-nitrogen ratio of 6.25% instead of 6.54%, which studies indicate is a more accurate value for veterinary use. Furthermore, since many of these instruments are not temperature compensated, they will introduce an error into the readings if they are not taken at 20 ºC (68 ºF).


The new MISCO Palm Abbe is a fourth-generation digital handheld refractometer designed specifically for the veterinary clinical practice. It is fast, convenient, and easy to use. Simply place a few drops of specimen in the stainless-steel well and press a button. The custom-designed microprocessor delivers a nearly instantaneous readout of urine specific gravity or blood plasma protein concentration.


The protein scale on the Palm Abbe is based on accepted veterinary data and uses a 6.54% protein-to-nitrogen ratio. There are separate urine specific gravity scales for feline and for canine and large animals. Dozens of other scales are available and can be mixed and matched for a custom instrument.


The large dual-line LCD display is easily read, even in dim light, and removes the subjectivity associated with interpreting where a boundary line crosses tiny scale divisions. The user interface consists of two buttons, one to take readings and the other to step through various scales or menu options.


The Palm Abbe refractometer automatically calibrates itself to water and is ready to use in seconds. No more screws to turn and nothing to adjust. A NIST traceable calibration standard, available from MISCO, can be used to adjust the high end of the scale.


Nonlinear temperature compensation is automatic and insures that fluids read between 0 and 50 °C (+32 to 122 °F) are measured accurately. A multilingual display allows the Palm Abbe user to elect to display prompts and measurements in English, Spanish, French, German, or Russian.


Palm Abbe PA203 is available with hundreds of possible scale combinations, including the urine specific gravity of Guinea Pigs and Rabbits.

Key Features Only MISCO Offers
  • Sapphire Optics
  • 1,024 Element Detector Array
  • Large 24-Character LCD
  • Display indicates Unit of Measure Name & Value
  • Display Backlight
  • Stainless Steel Sample Well
  • Protective Evaporation Cover
  • Made in the USA
  • Optional - Rubber Armor Jacket

Build Your Own Refractometer

Our Build-Your-Own Refractometer section allows you to design a custom refractometer to your exact specifications. First, select the measurement scales. Next, add options and then accessories to your design. Finally, you can print a custom quote or order immediately. TRY IT NOW!


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