Viral screening before each cycle of assisted conception treatment is expensive and unnecessary: a survey of results from a UK inner city clinic.

@article{Pepas2011ViralSB,
  title={Viral screening before each cycle of assisted conception treatment is expensive and unnecessary: a survey of results from a UK inner city clinic.},
  author={Litha P Pepas and Eithne Macmahon and Tarek El Toukhy and Yacoub Hani Khalaf and Peter D. Braude},
  journal={Human fertility},
  year={2011},
  volume={14 4},
  pages={
          224-9
        }
}
The European Union Tissues and Cells Directive requires screening of tissue and cell donors for infective organisms to prevent inter-patient transmission. The Directive includes the unique term partner donation, which refers to "donation of reproductive cells between a man and a woman who declare that they have an intimate physical relationship". In line with the Directive, partners undergoing Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) now require screening before each treatment, regardless of the… CONTINUE READING
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