Anyone having trouble getting a FMT doing this pandemic?

If you have had or are considering an FMT please share your experiences here.
adamvand
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Anyone having trouble getting a FMT doing this pandemic?

Postby adamvand » Tue May 26, 2020 11:28 pm

I was scheduled for this thursday, but the GI lab called and said they aren't able to get a hold of the materials for transplantation due to a backlog. Anyone else with this experience?

roy
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Re: Anyone having trouble getting a FMT doing this pandemic?

Postby roy » Wed May 27, 2020 2:56 am

Covid 19 might be/probably is in faecal matter.
FMT might not be available for a while.

georgina
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Re: Anyone having trouble getting a FMT doing this pandemic?

Postby georgina » Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:59 am

Yeap , it's because of covid!

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Re: Anyone having trouble getting a FMT doing this pandemic?

Postby Ali-Mar » Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:20 pm

My GI dr told me, at Scripp they do FMT for urgent inpatient patients only. Until Openbiom figures out a way to test donor stool for COVID 19
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Re: Anyone having trouble getting a FMT doing this pandemic?

Postby beth22 » Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:31 am

There is a test the checks for COVID in the stool, but it is only available to hospitals and medical facilities. Probably Openbiome is using that. Hopefully, so.

roy
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Re: Anyone having trouble getting a FMT doing this pandemic?

Postby roy » Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:37 am

I suspect theres too many unknowns about covid for Openbiome to operate at this time.


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