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What to Consider When Selecting a LAF, Class II Cabinet, or Isolette for Your ART Program?

  • Lars JohanssonEmail author
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Abstract

The selection of a reliable UDAF, Class II or III Cabinet, Isolette, or workstation, that meets the needs of the laboratory staff and which protects and meets every requirement of gametes and embryos, can become a daunting task. There are many products on the market to select from, and in this chapter, I will try to give you some insight in what you should look into and demand from the manufacturer when it comes to the quality and the function of the different parts of the product, their proven reliability, the company’s service agreements, and value for money. If the clinic can ensure an optimal environment for gametes and embryos during the different procedures, it will improve the outcome, which in turn generates a better reputation and a higher inflow of patients to the clinic.

For this to be accomplished, the clinic must proactively ensure that the couple’s gametes and embryos are given an optimal chance to develop into top-quality embryos with high implantation and low miscarriage rates.

Keywords

LAF or UDAF benches Class II/safety cabinets Class III safety cabinets Mobile chambers Isolettes or smart-stations Basic construction Selection and evaluation Quality control 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.NewLifeAid-Global, Torgny Segerstedts Alle21UppsalaSweden

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