Journal article

Quality control in human in vitro fertilization

DK Gardner, L Reed, D Linck, C Sheehan, M Lane

SEMINARS IN REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE | THIEME MEDICAL PUBL INC | Published : 2005

Abstract

The implementation of suitable quality control (QC) is not only required for the accreditation of a human in vitro fertilization (IVF) laboratory, but is also fundamental to its success. Several assays have been employed to screen culture media and contact supplies. The suitability of one assay in particular, the mouse embryo assay (MEA), has been questioned over the years. Here we discuss how the conditions of such an assay, together with the stage of embryonic development used, have a profound effect on the outcome of the assay. Furthermore, by assessing embryos at multiple time points during the preimplantation period (rather than simply determining blastocyst formation), together with qu..

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