03 Jul Safety in our ART lab
One of the questions that patients ask us the most and which we know they are most concerned about is the safety of the samples once they are taken and how the process continues in the laboratory.
The success of each treatment relies on many factors such as woman’s age, eggs and sperm quality or the response to ovarian stimulation, but also on the processes and protocols to ensure samples’ safety.
In this sense, a few weeks ago we explained what the processes are like in our In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) laboratory until we obtain the embryos and transfer them to the patient. In this new article we want to give you some more details about safety and protocols in our laboratory.
Regarding samples’ safety, it is important for you to know that, at Reproclinic, we always apply strict control and traceability protocols to guarantee eggs and embryos’ protection as well as to ensure that they are in an environment as close to the mother’s womb as possible.
Controls during an assisted reproduction treatment are extremely strict and are undergone by different persons to validate the samples. Furthermore, we have implemented new control systems for additional safety during the process. Like this, through a system of bar codes and digital readers, the transfer of an embryo whose bar code does not correspond to that of the card reader will never be allowed.
At the same time, the system gathers all cycles’ information allowing us to know what is happening in the In Vitro Fertilization laboratory at every moment.
Moreover, for the correct evolution of the embryos, culture conditions must be as similar as possible to those of a natural pregnancy and this is why, in our laboratory, we have very controlled conditions with a system that certifies the maximum purity and quality of the air for the perfect stability of the embryos.
In addition, we have a gamete and embryo storage system with state-of-the-art freezers and a genetically tested egg donation program. Our donors undergo a strict selection process and, once accepted, they undergo a genetic test to rule out carriers of more than 300 genetic diseases.