Medfem Fertility Clinic is accredited with our local board and SASREG. Many overseas labs have international accreditation with well-known bureaus of standards and Medfem strive to keep in line with international standards.
Professor Cecilia Sjoblom, the Scientific Director at Westmead Fertility Centre (WFC), University of Sydney, recently visited Medfem to conduct an audit of our premises. Cecilia is one of the first people to implement and develop accreditation, quality management and quality assurance systems for IVF clinics. Cecilia is also a member of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) committee for accreditation and certification.
This audit not only verifies our laboratory systems and records, but also ensures compliance with systems, processes and standard operating procedures. It also ensures that all aspects of the lab are correct e.g.
- Environmental conditions
- Lab equipment
- Movement of material and people in the lab
- Suitable and appropriate products (media and consumables) are used
- That tasks are performed correct and in right time frame
- That info is recorded and stored correctly
- That data is correctly and honestly analysed and reported
This guarantees that the Medfem laboratory performs on par with internationally accredited clinics and promotes a culture of best practise within Medfem as well as one of continuous improvement.