Cryostorage of reproductive tissues in the in vitro fertilization laboratory: a committee opinion

This document reviews best practices for managing cryostorage of reproductive tissues.

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VOLUME 114, ISSUE 3, P486-491

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Practice Committees of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Society for Reproductive Biologists and Technologists, and Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology

Abstract:

This document is designed to assist in vitro fertility clinics in the management of cryopreserved reproductive tissues stored in cryogenic storage (cryostorage) tanks, based upon scientific principles and laboratory experience related to best practice for safe and reliable storage of cryopreserved reproductive tissue. Embryology and andrology laboratories provide storage of often irreplaceable reproductive tissues such as oocytes, embryos, sperm, and ovarian and testicular tissues, including tissues from cancer patients. All of these reproductive tissues must be maintained under stringent conditions.

 

Fertility and Sterility

Editorial Office, American Society for Reproductive Medicine

Fertility and Sterility® is an international journal for obstetricians, gynecologists, reproductive endocrinologists, urologists, basic scientists and others who treat and investigate problems of infertility and human reproductive disorders. The journal publishes juried original scientific articles in clinical and laboratory research relevant to reproductive endocrinology, urology, andrology, physiology, immunology, genetics, contraception, and menopause. Fertility and Sterility® encourages and supports meaningful basic and clinical research, and facilitates and promotes excellence in professional education, in the field of reproductive medicine.

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