Category Archives: Frequently Asked Questions

How Do Disposable Speculums Fight Cross-Contamination?

Modern medical devices and equipment pose many benefits to physicians. They can streamline a patient’s examination and yield more accurate results when basic tools are not sufficient. In gynecology, speculums are “critical” devices used to complete a thorough examination. That being said, speculums have come a long way since the device’s origin. Although a certain […]

What are the Different Sizes and Types of Speculum?

Understanding Features and Benefits of Each Speculum Type Typically made of plastic or medical, the cervical speculum is a tool developed in the 1800s and used still today by OB/GYNs. There are other types of speculum, such as the nasal variety, used to remove foreign bodies from body cavities, but those will not be our […]

What is the SpecuLume?

What is the Cyalume Speculume?

Or, What is a vaginal speculum and how does chemiluminescence increase its effectiveness? A traditional vaginal speculum, made of metal or sometimes plastic, consists of a hollow cylinder with a rounded end that is divided into two hinged parts. Somewhat resembling the beak of a duck, the vaginal speculum was created by J. Marion Sims […]

Cyalume SpecuLume: How Does it Work?

Light Inserts for Cyalume SpecuLume

How To Use a Speculum with Integrated Chemiluminescent Light Source When performing vaginal examinations, clinicians currently have two options. The first option combines a traditional speculum, in either plastic or metal, with an external light source like a floor lamp, pen light or head lamp. This approach provides a cumbersome experience, to say the least. […]

What Makes the SpecuLume Better Than Other Types of Speculum?

Cyalume SpecuLume vs Meta Speculum

How to Use a Speculum with Integrated Chemiluminescent Light Source Generally speaking, the speculum has been around since the 1800’s. While there hasn’t been much advancement in terms of design, the use of disposable speculum has become more widespread in recent decades. Still, the design, having been proven over the course of more than 150 […]

How to Process a Disposable Speculum Like the Single-Use SpecuLume

How to Dispose of a Cyalume SpecuLUme

Many times, we’re asked one of two questions, usually both: Does this product require special discarding after use? Can it be reused? In terms of special disposal, the answer is no. Our disposable speculum requires no disassembly or deactivation. Simply toss the entire device into the clinical waste container. There are no chemicals, batteries or […]