Ensuring that Reproductive Laboratories Provide High-Quality Services

  • Sandro Esteves
  • Ashok Agarwal


Several tests and procedures under reproductive laboratory (RL) scope of activities are complex and not easy to standardize. As a consequence, results can vary widely within and between laboratories which may ultimately impact on health-care decisions and treatment outcome. In order to ensure that results are accurate, precise, and reproducible, and that results from one laboratory can be compared with those provided by others, every RL, regardless of its location, complexity, and size, should implement a quality management (QM) program as a solution for the lack of standardization of actions and procedures.


Proficiency Testing Sperm Retrieval Antisperm Antibody Reproductive Laboratory Quality Management Program 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ANDROFERT, Andrology and Human Reproduction ClinicCampinasBrazil
  2. 2.Andrology Laboratory and Reproductive Tissue BankCenter for Reproductive Medicine, Cleveland Clinic FoundationClevelandUSA

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