Viral screening at the time of each donation in ART patients: is it justified?

@article{Hughes2011ViralSA,
  title={Viral screening at the time of each donation in ART patients: is it justified?},
  author={Ciara Hughes and Kathryn Grundy and Gregory Emerson and E. Mocanu},
  journal={Human reproduction},
  year={2011},
  volume={26 11},
  pages={3169-72}
}
BACKGROUND The frequency for virology testing for couples undergoing assisted reproductive treatment (ART) in Europe is currently under debate, with little scientific data available to support the time-frame imposed by EU legislation. The aim of this study was to determine the incidence of blood-borne viruses (BBV) in this population and to assess the likelihood of seroconversion after an initial negative screen and the possible cost saving to couples. METHODS We identified all cases where a… CONTINUE READING
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