Author(s): Salmassi A, Schmutzler AG, Pngel F, Schubert M, Alkatout I,
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Abstract BACKGROUND/AIMS: The new mini-microscope Geratherm® ovu control was evaluated for its recognition of saliva ferning in a collective of 47 patients taking part in an artificial reproductive technology program on the day of follicular puncture. METHODS: The ferning phenomenon was evaluated by patients and laboratory staff according to the criteria: no ferning, slight ferning and good ferning. RESULTS: Geratherm® ovu control showed a specificity of 78\% and a sensitivity of 80\% in relation to rising E2 levels under follicle-stimulating hormone/human chorionic gonadotrophin. A comparison of the evaluations of the saliva test carried out by patients and by laboratory staff resulted in a high and substantial agreement of 89.4\% (κ). CONCLUSION: Evaluations performed by ovu control were similar to those achieved with a highly sophisticated inverted microscope.
This article was published in Gynecol Obstet Invest
and referenced in Journal of Womens Health Care