Infertility Markers in Serum, Urine, and Follicular Fluid
This study is only collecting specimens from current patients of PENN Fertility Care.
The purpose of this investigation is to assess if markers of oxidative stress that are known to be associated with other medical conditions can be detected in women undergoing infertility treatment and normal women of similar age. Oxidative stress may affect a woman's eggs or the follicular cells that surround and nurture them. Other markers of to be investigated include markers of cellular aging and DNA structural changes.
Presence of these markers will be compared in blood and urine samples taken during infertility treatment, and follicular fluid at the time of IVF (if applicable).
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Markers in Women Undergoing Infertility Treatment|
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00194220
|United States, Pennsylvania|
|University of Pennsylvania Reproductive Research Unit|
|Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19104|
|Principal Investigator:||Kurt T Barnhart, MD, MSCE||University of Pennsylvania|