• Viral screening at the time of each donation in ART patients: is it justified?

      Hughes, C; Grundy, K; Emerson, G; Mocanu, E; Human Assisted Reproduction Ireland, Rotunda Hospital, Dublin 1, Dublin. chughes@rcsi.ie (2011-11)
      The frequency for virology testing for couples undergoing assisted reproductive treatment (ART) in Europe is currently under debate, with little scientific data available to support the time-frame imposed by EU legislation. The aim of this study was to determine the incidence of blood-borne viruses (BBV) in this population and to assess the likelihood of seroconversion after an initial negative screen and the possible cost saving to couples.