A successful assisted reproductive technology satellite program

M. P. Milad, G. D. Ball, L. D. Erickson, S. J. Ory, R. S. Corfman*

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A satellite program was implemented to provide IVF to interested infertile couples living in a five-state area. Thirty-six gynecologists were established as satellite sites after appropriate screening and training. No attempt was made to interchange reference serum specimens between laboratories. Patients were seen at Mayo Clinic for an initial consultation and did not return until the ovulatory dose of hCG was administered. There was no difference in cancellation, clinical pregnancy, and delivery rates between satellite and central unit monitored patients. Satellite monitoring decreases patient inconvenience and time away from home and the workplace without compromising cycle outcome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)716-719
Number of pages4
JournalFertility and Sterility
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1993


  • IVF-ET
  • Ovarian stimulation
  • assisted reproductive technology
  • clomiphene citrate
  • hMG
  • satellite

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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