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Chapter 13 - Risk Management

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  16 February 2022

David Mortimer
Oozoa Biomedical Inc., Vancouver
Lars Björndahl
Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm
Christopher L. R. Barratt
University of Dundee
José Antonio Castilla
HU Virgen de las Nieves, Granada
Roelof Menkveld
Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Ulrik Kvist
Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm
Juan G. Alvarez
Centro ANDROGEN, La Coruña
Trine B. Haugen
Oslo Metropolitan University
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Following an overview of Risk Management, tools such as Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) and Root Cause Analysis (RCA) are described. The key role of risk management in laboratory accreditation and certification is discussed, and the main sources of risk in the andrology laboratory are considered. The specific areas of specimen provenance and sperm cryobanking / cryobank management are discussed, as well as the post-analytical phase of sperm testing in terms of results intepretation and diagnosis.

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Print publication year: 2022

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