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The Fertility and Reproductive Health Institute IVF Laboratory at Fertility Physicians of Northern California Receives Reproductive Accreditation

August 22, 2007

SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 22 /PRNewswire/ — The Fertility & Reproductive Health Institute In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Laboratory at Fertility Physicians of Northern California in San Jose, CA (FPNC) has been awarded an accreditation by the Commission on Laboratory Accreditation of the College of American Pathologists (CAP), based on the results of a recent on-site inspection. For the third time in a row, the rigorous CAP inspection resulted in zero deficiencies indicating that the laboratory is one of an exclusive group of reproductive laboratories around the country that meet the accreditation standards with excellence.

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“An outstanding lab is critical to a successful IVF program and programs such as ours in the fertility arena demand that every procedure is performed with the highest standards,” said Dr. Marina Gvakharia, director of Laboratory Services at the Fertility and Reproductive Health Institute IVF Laboratory. “This accreditation is also a testament to our cutting-edge lab enabling us to bring assisted reproductive technologies to our patients using the latest technology.” Dr. David Adamson, Director of FPNC, added “We are proud to earn this distinction, which is consistent with our efforts to provide our patients the highest quality personal service with the most sophisticated technology.”

During the CAP accreditation process, inspectors examine the laboratory’s records and quality control procedures and assess adherence to the highest standards set for the industry by the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and CAP for the preceding two years. CAP inspectors also examine the entire staff’s qualifications, the laboratory’s equipment, facilities, safety program and record, as well as the overall management of the laboratory. This stringent inspection program is designed to specifically ensure the highest standard of care for the laboratory’s patients.

The CAP is a medical society serving nearly 16,000 physician members and the laboratory community throughout the world. It is the world’s largest association composed exclusively of pathologists and is widely considered the leader in laboratory quality assurance. The CAP is an advocate for high-quality and cost-effective medical care.

About The Fertility and Reproductive Health Institute of Northern California

The Fertility and Reproductive Health Institute of Northern California (FRHI) is a state of the art facility that offers patients a full range of reproductive laboratory services, including in vitro fertilization, intracytoplasmic sperm injection, laser assisted hatching, preimplantation genetic diagnosis, and cryopreservation of embryos, sperm and eggs.

For more information, please visit: http://www.fpnc.com/team/embryologist.html

About Fertility Physicians of Northern California

Founded in 1984, Fertility Physicians of Northern California (FPNC) offers the full range of medical solutions patients need to start a family, from simple drug therapy to advanced procedures such as in vitro fertilization and pre-implantation genetic diagnosis.

From private offices in San Jose and Palo Alto (CA) they have helped thousands of people become parents. FPNC services include the highest levels of patient care, emotional support and educational programs to assist patients throughout their treatment.

FPNC physicians are board certified specialists in reproductive endocrinology, infertility and reproductive surgery, providing the most advanced training and education in the treatment of infertility, endometriosis, miscarriage and other reproductive disorders. The clinical, nursing and laboratory staff is also composed of highly trained experts.

For more information, please visit: http://www.fpnc.com/

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Fertility Physicians of Northern California

CONTACT: Shannon Hare of Fertility Physicians of Northern California,+1-408-907-0937, share@fpnc.com

Web site: http://www.fpnc.com/




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