What is the Witness System?
The Witness systmen is a tool used in Vida Fertility’s assisted reproduction laboratories that allows traceability and control of all the biological material of each patient (eggs, sperm and embryos).
The implementation of this objective and safe system allows us to prevent the possible confusion that may occur during the manipulation of them.
Who is the witness system intended for?
All our patients benefit from this system, since it is used whenever a sample arrives to our laboratories to detect and control all activities we perform.
At Vida Fertility we are comitted to safety and to transmitting confidence to our patients, the Witness system helps us to have all the necessary transparency.
What is the Witness system process like?
Why the Witness system ?
The system allows gamete and embryo samples to be monitored and identified by radio frequency. All work surfaces in the laboratory and the clinic rooms in which processes involving gametes or embryos take place are equiped with radiofrequency readers.
At the beginning of the treatment, each patient is provided with an identification card. This will be the starting point of all processes. This card will be introduced into the readers and will allow us to move onto the next process. Once identified, we will be able to move onto the next one and so on. Plus, when a sample comes into contact with a work area in the laboratory, the wireless receivers automatically check the identity of the samples. This way we have a complete trace of who, how, when and where has been involved in each step of the processing of biological samples.
In the event of an error in the allocation of gametes, the Witness System emits an acoustic signal alerting us of a miss-matching that paralyzes the process until it is resolved.
For example, in ovarian puncture and in embryo transfer, the patient would introduce her identification card in the reader located in the operating room. Thus, on the work surface, we will be able to identify with no mistake the patient and her biological material.