Explaining How Reproductive Laboratories Work

  • Sandro Esteves
  • Ashok Agarwal


In order to perform the procedures under their scope of activity, reproductive laboratories shall have the following (1) written instructions of how procedures are to be carried out, (2) personnel to perform procedures and routines, and (3) resources and facilities to allow procedures to be performed. The development of the laboratory procedure manual defines all aspects of work in a standardized manner. In theory, most procedures performed by RLs are fairly well standardized. These procedures have been designed to either diagnose or treat conditions which impair the reproductive potential of a given couple. In daily practice, however, there is a wide variation in the procedures adopted by different laboratories and even by different personnel working in the same facility.


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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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