ART Program and Laboratory Information

The Reproductive Medicine Group was the first program to introduce many of the new Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) to the Tampa and Southwest Florida areas. We are the LEADERS in the treatment of Infertility in the Tampa Bay region. ART therapies, most common of which is in vitro fertilization (IVF), assist couples in overcoming infertility through the joining of the sperm and eggs outside the body and then transferring the resulting embryo into the uterus. The ART program is comprised of dedicated physicians, nurses, embryologists and andrologists. Our ART Laboratory is located adjacent to our Surgery Center in North Tampa.

The RMG/ART Laboratory is fully accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) in the areas of andrology and embryology. This accreditation indicates that the RMG/ART Laboratory belongs to an exclusive group of laboratories throughout the country that meet the highest standards of excellence as recognized by their peers. The accreditation process includes an evaluation of all aspects of quality in the laboratory: Methodology, reagents, medical equipment control, specimen handling, procedure manuals, reports and proficiency testing, personnel and the overall management principles that distinguish a quality laboratory. The CAP is an advocate for high quality and cost effective medical care.

The RMG/ART Laboratory also participates in the biannual proficiency testing by The American Association of Bioanalysts. This comprehensive external quality control program satisfies the proficiency testing requirements for Clinical Improvement Amendments, Commission on Office Laboratory Accreditation, Health Care Financing Administration, Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, CAP, and most state agencies.

The Reproductive Medicine Group ART Laboratories Inc. in Tampa, FL has been awarded accreditation by the Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP), based on the results of a recent onsite inspection in December, 2010. The Reproductive Medicine Group was advised of this national recognition and congratulated for the excellence of the services being provided.  RMG ART Laboratories Inc. is one of more than 7,000 CAP-accredited laboratories worldwide. The CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program, begun in the early 1960s, is recognized by the federal government as being equal to or more stringent than the government’s own inspection program.  This stringent inspection program is designed to specifically ensure the highest standard of care for all laboratotry patients.