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A Closer Look (Medicine: Testing: Fertility) #185001

ABC Evening News for Monday, Feb 08, 1999
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) A closer look at medical testing introduced; CDC statistics on fertility cited

(New York: John McKenzie) The problems with laboratory errors in fertility testing and treatment examined; details given of problems in semen analysis and lack of controls on in vitro fertilization labs. [Cornell University medical school Dr. Peter SCHLEGEL - says there are quality differences between different labs.] [Rush Medical College professor Richard ROLLINS, Kansas University school of medicine professor Brooks KEEL - comment on the inadequacies of in vitro labs.] [American Society of Reproductive Medicine Dr. Arthur HANEY - says an accreditation standard for labs is needed.] The question of who should be in charge of quality control in laboratories noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Tomorrow's segment on asthma testing noted.

Jennings, Peter;
McKenzie, John

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