Our screening program is based on the Current Consensus Guidance on Donor Screening and Stool Testing for FMT that were written in July 2013 by Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), American Society of Gastroenterology (ASGE), North American Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition (NASPGHAN), American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), American College of Gastroenterology (ACG).
Donor exclusion criteria:
Donor medical history questionnaires are filled out by all donors and screened by our doctors and our clinic nurse prior to medical examination. This is designed to screen all potential donors for any illnesses or health problems that would preclude FMT donation. It is similar to current protocols for screening blood donors and is comprehensive.
Selected donors must have a regular healthy bowel habit and avoid foods at risk of contamination and commence the high fibre diet to maintain and enrich their gut bacteria.
HAV-IgM, HBsAg, anti-HCV-Ab, HIV-EIA, RPR, FBE, EBV, CMV, Toxoplasma, HLAB27, ANA, Coeliac serology, B12, Folate, Urea & Creatinine, Electrolytes, Thyroid function, Rheumatoid factor, CRP - (annually)