Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics

, Volume 22, Issue 2, pp 101–102 | Cite as

Evaluation of Urine Toxicology Screens in an Oocyte Donor Population

Short Communication


Purpose:To assess the accuracy of drug self-reporting in oocyte donors.

Methods:Retrospective chart review of donors at Stanford University.

Results:7% of the donor population had a significant positive urine toxicology screen.

Conclusions:Donors may not fully disclose details of drug use, so urine toxicology screening should be considered in this patient population.

Key words

oocyte donor toxicology screening 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of OB/GYNStanford University Medical CenterStanford

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