When we hear a headline of a nightmare scenario where a fertility clinic mixed up embryos we’re thankful we implemented Radio Frequency ID (RFID) tags on patient samples years ago. What surprises us is that, to the best of our knowledge, we’re still the only fertility clinic in the PNW to add this extra layer of security.
If you want to be absolutely sure your baby is yours using a fertility treatment, Overlake Reproductive Health is the clear choice. We are proud to be the first clinic in the USA to use RFID technology to track eggs, embryos, and sperm during reproductive procedures.
RI Witness system has been specifically designed for fertility clinics. It guards every step of the IVF and IUI procedures to protect the integrity of the sperm and/or egg while streamlining the IVF or IUI process. Every workstation in our lab is equipped with a RFID reader, which constantly monitors the identity of samples in our work area. This ensures the sperm and egg(s) are tracked throughout our process, guaranteeing the resulting embryo or sperm is transferred to our correct patient.
If at any time the wrong sample is introduced into our work area, the system warns ORH laboratory personnel both visually and audibly. It eliminates the chance of a sample mismatch.
We understand the immense level of trust that patients put in our fertility clinic to safeguard the identity of their most precious samples during reproductive procedures. RI Witness provides both our patients and staff with peace of mind.