Study of Gene Associations and Infertility

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
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Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey Identifier:
First received: October 8, 2010
Last updated: June 30, 2014
Last verified: June 2014

The purpose of this this study is to use DNA screening strategies to identify genes and localize genomic regions that are differentially expressed in patients with infertility to further understand the genetic basis for reproductive competence.


Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Genes and Gene Polymorphisms Associated With Infertility: Utilization of DNA Characteristics to Better Understand Reproductive Competence

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Further study details as provided by Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of retrieved oocytes [ Time Frame: 1 month ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Fertilization rate [ Time Frame: 1 month ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Number of oocytes that are fertilized

  • Number of available embryos [ Time Frame: 1 month ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Number of embryos that are available for transfer on day 3 or day 5

  • Pregnancy rates [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Clinical pregnancy rates (detection of pregnancy hormone bHCG in blood) and delivery rates.

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA

whole blood serum, follicular fluid and sperm

Estimated Enrollment: 5000
Study Start Date: February 2006
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Patients undegoing infertility treatment
Male and female patients undergoing infertility treatment

Detailed Description:

Experimental strategies seek to discover small variants in DNA sequences, which are associated with certain infertility parameters. The alleles being analyzed in in vitro fertilization (IVF) population are sought to be associated with functional differences in the expression of the gene product that are then mechanistically linked to infertility.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 50 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Patients undergoing infertility treamtnet


Inclusion Criteria:

  • all patients undergoing fertility care

Exclusion Criteria:

  • none
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01223092

United States, New Jersey
Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey
Morristown, New Jersey, United States, 07960
Sponsors and Collaborators
Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey
Principal Investigator: Richard T Scott, MD Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey
Study Director: Nathan R Treff, PhD Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey Identifier: NCT01223092     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: RMA-00-10
Study First Received: October 8, 2010
Last Updated: June 30, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Genital Diseases, Female
Genital Diseases, Male processed this record on March 25, 2015