La Jolla IVF, a local IVF Clinic, Receives CAP Accreditation

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The San Diego fertility center recently received accreditation from the College of American Pathologists (CAP); this is recognition of the highest standards in IVF laboratories.

La Jolla IVF - San Diego Fertility Center and Fertility Specialists

La Jolla IVF - San Diego Fertility Center and Fertility Specialists

We see this as the gold standard for IVF labs. We really work hard to maintain our high-quality standards, success rates, and continued contribution to reproductive research.

La Jolla IVF, a San Diego fertility center, was recently awarded with accreditation from the College of American Pathologists (CAP)—a certification that is equal to or more stringent than the government’s own standards.

Laboratory Director Barry R. Behr, PhD, HCLD was informed of this national recognition and congratulated for the clinic’s continued excellence.

“It’s an honor to receive CAP certification,” commented Behr. “We see this as the gold standard for IVF labs. We really work hard to maintain our high-quality standards, success rates, and continued contribution to reproductive research,” he added.

During the CAP accreditation process, inspectors carefully examine the laboratory’s records and quality control of procedures for the preceding two years. Inspectors also evaluate staff qualifications, equipment, facilities, safety programs and records, and overall management. The accreditation program began in the 60s and is recognized by the federal government for stringent adherence to the highest standards.

CAP certification enables La Jolla IVF to make pregnancy rates available to the public via national statistics registers. This is an important statistic for potential patients who are in the process of choosing a fertility center. By sharing success rates, La Jolla IVF will be able to extend their reach, thereby providing high-quality services and the gift of parenthood to even more patients.

About La Jolla IVF

Founded by David B. Smotrich, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., La Jolla IVF is a San Diego-based fertility center specializing in in vitro fertilization (IVF), intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), blastocyst embryo transfer, surrogacy (including for single individuals and gay males), egg donation, PDG Micro Array technology, , gender selection, embryo freezing, egg freezing, sperm freezing and banking, and more. La Jolla IVF provides an award-winning facility and updates practices routinely to improve results for a wide variety of patients. La Jolla IVF welcomes all patients, regardless of marital status, ethnicity, or sexual orientation. To learn more, please visit. http://www.lajollaivf.com.

About the College of American Pathologists

The College of American Pathologists, celebrating 50 years as the gold standard in laboratory accreditation, is a medical society that serves more than 17,000 physician members and the global laboratory community. It is the world’s largest association composed exclusively of board-certified pathologists and is the world-wide leader in laboratory quality assurance. The college advocates accountable, high-quality, and cost-effective patient care. More information can be found at http://www.cap.org.

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