The Andrology & IVF Laboratories evaluate sperm and embryo quality and work with blood, urine and semen. The Laboratories fall under the CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act) definition of a “high complexity laboratory.” Therefore, all personnel must meet strict education and training requirements and participant in on-going laboratory monitoring and accreditation programs. The laboratories are inspected and accredited annually by CAP/ASRM (College of American Pathology/American Society of Reproductive Medicine). The Director of the Andrology program, Douglas T. Carrell, PhD, is certified as a High Complexity Laboratory Director (HCLD) and serves nationally as a CAP/ASRM laboratory inspector.

CAP accreditation