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Survey:Laboratory Environment, Air Flow & Contamination /True
Comment:This survey has been developed in conjunction with Katy Worrilow (LifeAire)and explores the management of the atmosphere and other environmental parameters in your IVF laboratory?

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1. The Question: Does your lab operate with a positive air flow? -Results [n=33]
 
2. The Question: Is the air flow air-conditioned or heated? -Results [n=31]
 
3. The Question: If so, does your lab control the temperature settings? -Results [n=28]
 
4. The Question: Does your lab have a dedicated AHU (air handling unit)? -Results [n=30]
 
5. The Question: Is the air flow HEPA filtered before arriving in the lab? -Results [n=28]
 
6. The Question: Does the air flow pass through a carbon filter prior to entering the lab? -Results [n=27]
 
7. The Question: Does the air flow pass through a potassium permanganate filter prior to entering the lab? -Results [n=24]
 
8. The Question: Does your lab have an open door access to the collection theatre? -Results [n=27]
 
9. The Question: Do you have greater than 10 air changes per hour in your lab? -Results [n=23]
 
10. The Question: Does your air filtration system remediate aldehydes? -Results [n=22]
 
11. The Question: Does your air filtration system remediate biologicals and microbials? -Results [n=24]
 
12. The Question: Does your lab operate at a stable humidity level? -Results [n=25]
 
13. The Question: Is the humidity level stable between 35 and 50 Rh? -Results [n=18]
 
14. The Question: Do you off-gas your tissue cultureware prior to use? -Results [n=24]
 
15. The Question: Does your lab use open incubators (eg. Forma)? -Results [n=25]
 
16. The Question: Does your lab use closed incubator systems (eg. MINC, Cook, etc.)? -Results [n=25]
 
17. The Question: Does your lab use enclosed work stations to perform gamete and embryo handling? -Results [n=24]
 
18. The Question: Does your lab use enclosed chambers to perform ICSI and embryo evaluation? -Results [n=25]
 
19. The Question: Does your lab use a Class 2 laminar flow unit to perform gamete and embryo handling? -Results [n=24]
 
20. The Question: Does your lab use continuous embryo culture systems (eg. embryoscope)? -Results [n=26]
 
21. The Question: Does your lab operate at low light levels? -Results [n=25]
 
22. The Question: Is there a strict clothing policy (No lab clothes, no entry into the lab)? -Results [n=26]
 
23. The Question: Is your lab built with IVF appropriate materials such that off-gassing is at a minimum (walls etc)? -Results [n=25]
 
23. The Question: Do you operate your lab above 30C? -Results [n=26]
 
24. The Question: Does your lab use a VOC meter to check for atmospheric VOC contamination? -Results [n=25]
 
25. The Question: Does your lab use a particle meter to check for atmospheric particle contamination? -Results [n=25]
 
26. The Question: Are you concerned about the growth of viable particulates, microbials, mold,etc in your lab? -Results [n=27]
 
27. The Question: Is your source air (AHU providing the outside air to your lab) located on the roof? -Results [n=21]
 
28. The Question: Is your source air (outside air) located near a busy street or busy area? -Results [n=25]
 
29. The Question: Are you concerned about the air quality in your lab? -Results [n=25]
 
30. The Question: Have you seen seasonal changes in clinical pregnancy rate? -Results [n=27]
 
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