Storage of cryopreserved reproductive tissues: Evidence that cross-contamination of infectious agents is a negligible risk

Kimball O. Pomeroy, Stanley Harris, Joe Conaghan, Margaret Papadakis, Grace Centola, Rita Basuray, David Battaglia

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Abstract

A misconception in the field of reproductive medicine is that there is a significant risk of cross-contamination during gamete or embryo cryostorage. This article is a review of the available literature on animal models and human IVF and it suggests otherwise. There is a negligible risk of cross-contamination in IVF working conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1181-1188
Number of pages8
JournalFertility and sterility
Volume94
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2010

Keywords

  • Cryopreservation
  • cross-contamination
  • embryo
  • in vitro fertilization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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