ASRM standard embryo transfer protocol template: a committee opinion

An embryo transfer protocol template developed from a systematic review of the literature and survey of SART medical directors is presented.

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Volume 107, Issue 4, Pages 897–900


Practice Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Alan Penzias, M.D., Kristin Bendikson, M.D., Samantha Butts, M.D., M.S.C.E., Christos Coutifaris, M.D., Tommaso Falcone, M.D., Gregory Fossum, M.D., Susan Gitlin, Ph.D., Clarisa Gracia, M.D., M.S.C.E., Karl Hansen, M.D., Ph.D., Jennifer Mersereau, M.D., Randall Odem, M.D., Robert Rebar, M.D., Richard Reindollar, M.D., Mitchell Rosen, M.D., Jay Sandlow, M.D., Michael Vernon, Ph.D.


Standardization improves performance and safety. A template for standardizing the embryo transfer procedure is presented here with 12 basic steps supported by published scientific literature and a survey of common practice of SART programs; it can be used by ART practices to model their own standard protocol.

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