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Chapter 13 - Risk Management

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  16 February 2022

David Mortimer
Affiliation:
Oozoa Biomedical Inc., Vancouver
Lars Björndahl
Affiliation:
Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm
Christopher L. R. Barratt
Affiliation:
University of Dundee
José Antonio Castilla
Affiliation:
HU Virgen de las Nieves, Granada
Roelof Menkveld
Affiliation:
Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Ulrik Kvist
Affiliation:
Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm
Juan G. Alvarez
Affiliation:
Centro ANDROGEN, La Coruña
Trine B. Haugen
Affiliation:
Oslo Metropolitan University
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Summary

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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