About the Gidget Tracking System

At ACRM and CCRM Atlanta we are continually seeking out and implementing the latest developments in the field of Assisted Reproduction Technology. Our goal is to always provide the highest quality care possible for our patients. One of our most recent additions to the in vitro fertilization (IVF) lab is Gidget™, which is a witnessing or tracking system that provides the latest technology available to enhance the safety and security of the IVF process. This detailed tracking method is also referred to as electronic witnessing.

Benefits of the Gidget Tracking System

This new tracking system adds an extra layer of security to each step of the IVF process by assisting with the identification of patients and traceability of their reproductive cells. Every culture dish and specimen tube that is used at any point in the IVF process is labeled with a unique barcode that links each item to the intended patient’s chart. Each time a patient’s gametes (either eggs or sperm) or embryos are handled in the lab, the embryologist will scan the barcode as additional confirmation that the dishes are correctly labeled and belong to the intended patient.

This tracking system will also record each time the gametes or embryos are moved from one dish or location to the next and which embryologist handled the specimen. This could be as many as 5 or 6 times for each patient per IVF cycle. It provides a schedule as well to ensure that procedures are done on time and that no steps are missed. All tracking information is stored in one location and easily accessible to the embryologists.

Prior to using Gidget, all tracking or witnessing was done manually and involved extensive paperwork. Although human error in IVF is generally recognized as an extremely rare occurrence, electronic witnessing aims to further decrease human error and reduce patient concerns by eliminating the need for extensive paperwork and manual identification. The result is an increase in the efficiency and safety of the entire IVF process.

Advancements through IVF Technology

Gidget is just one of the many improvements that ACRM and CCRM Atlanta have recently implemented. As a CCRM Network clinic, we are able to take advantage of these types of technological improvements in the industry and ensure a swift and seamless implementation.

To learn more about the IVF process and to schedule an appointment with one of our fertility experts, call 678-841-1089 or visit www.atlantainfertility.com.