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Pregnancy Testing

Policy Type
Conduct of Research

The Duke University Health System (DUHS) Institutional Review Board (IRB) has determined that all females who are of child-bearing potential being considered for participation in a research study, in which there is a possibility of harm to a fetus from the study interventions, must have a negative pregnancy test before undergoing any study-related activities with a potential risk to a fetus. This policy describes Duke requirements for pregnancy testing regimens used in research studies. Additionally, the policy presents a definition for the term "child-bearing potential".

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