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DOI: 10.14704/nq.2022.20.8.NQ44578

Studying the seasonal IVF Laboratory Performance Indicators According to the Vienna Consensus 2017 for the High Institute for Infertility Diagnosis and Assisted Reproductive Technologies/Al-Nahrain University, Iraq

Zahraa Abdulsalam Hussein, Ali Ibrahim Rahim, Wasan Adnan Abdul-Hameed


Background: Infertility is a medical and financial ailment that affects millions of people worldwide and can lead to stress and psychological distress. It is characterized as the inability to become pregnant clinically after at least a year of regular, unprotected sexual interaction . Aim :The minimum expected, or competency, values are the values that every laboratory should be able to attain; compare the KPI with these values as well as benchmark values. While aspirational or benchmark values are those that can be used as a baseline for optimal practices (Vienna consensus 2017) . Patients and methods. The study covered a wide range of patients who had ICSI at the Higher Institute for Infertility Diagnostics and Assisted Reproductive Techniques. Data was gathered from the historical archives of the IVF laboratory dating back to its foundation in addition to establishing KPIs based on the Vienna Consensus (the table below is from the Vienna Consensus, 2017). Results: we have tow type of results we have Competency valuethe difference was significant. Regarding Benchmark value, also have significant results in each KPI. and have out come pregnancy rate according to season Highest pregnancy rate was seen in winter (39.3 %) followed by autumn (32.6 %) then by spring (22.9 %) and lastly by summer (23.0 %) and the variation in pregnancy rate according to season was significant (p = 0.002)


KPI; ICSI; Pregnancy rate; Vienna Consensus

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