Our Quality Policy

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 Our In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) laboratories offer the highest quality service, meeting both national and international standards. They comply with legal requirements without compromising the ethical and scientific principles on which they were founded. Our policy of continued professional development, quality assessment and improvement is designed to ensure that the needs and expectations of our patients are met by a team of outstanding professionals.
International Standards: ISO15189 Accreditation

 Istanbul Memorial Hospital’s IVF Laboratory founded by Prof. Dr. Semra Kahraman has been granted the ISO 15189 Accreditation Certificate for the first time in 2011. Also, Istanbul Memorial Hospital’s Genetic Laboratory has been granted the ISO 15189 Accreditation Certificate in 2015. Istanbul Memorial Hospital IVF and Genetic Laboratory’s ISO Accreditation Certificate is periodically audited according to ISO 15189 standards, regulations and notifications. It is valid until 26 March 2020. Our center is the first and still only IVF and Genetics Laboratory in Turkey and in Asia and among the first nine IVF laboratories in Europe to be honored with this accreditation.
The audit was conducted over three days by independent and impartial professionals, representing the accreditation body. The accreditation certificate declared all practices, applications and services provided by the IVF laboratory to correspond to pre-determined standards, internationally accepted procedures and directives.
ISO15189 accreditation has been specifically developed for medical laboratories. It assures the quality of the service given to patients by the IVF laboratory through strict monitoring of its quality control systems and the competence of its laboratory personnel.
In Turkey, accreditation is issued by TÜRKAK, a full member of EA (European Cooperation for Accreditation), IAF (International Accreditation Forum), and ILAC (International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation). The ISO15189 certificate is thus internationally recognized, with our procedures and outcomes being valid worldwide. These procedures include semen analysis, sperm cryopreservation, microinjection (ICSI, IMSI), early and late stage embryo grading, biopsy for PGD (Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis) and embryo vitrification.
Our application for accreditation is made voluntarily in order to ensure that all our laboratory procedures meet the highest standards. ISO15189, which is the strictest laboratory accreditation available, is proof of our commitment and expertise. Our patients can be assured that ISO15189 guidelines will be adhered to in their andrological, embryological and genetic procedures.