April 4, 2018, Lakewood, Colorado – People put their trust and the future of their families in the care they receive from IVF Labs. As such, these labs have the responsibility of ensuring patient safety and maintaining the integrity of their patient samples. These samples can make the difference for individuals facing infertility or other conditions making it more difficult to conceive and begin the family they desire.
IVF is a very personal procedure, and labs are expected to take the utmost care of the patient samples they are storing for future parents and families. From start to finish, embryologists, technicians and specialists are devoting themselves to the safety of their patients and the protection of their samples. This requires time and resources in every aspect, meeting regulatory compliance and maintaining documentation.
Temperature variations in the storage banks full of frozen eggs and embryos put all of the samples at risk of being damaged or lost. One such clinic recently suffered such a fate. More than 2,000 samples at a Cleveland-area fertility clinic may be deemed not viable.1 The issue occurred when temperatures rose in the tank over the weekend, when it was not being monitored. Staff were unaware of the alert until they arrived at work Sunday morning.
Mesa’s Continuous Temperature Monitoring System allows for such customization that alerts could notify staff at home via text, email, or telephone over the weekend, which would prevent such catastrophes from occurring.
Be sure that your monitoring system is up to par and may prevent your samples from ever being at risk.