Microbiome Analysis of Stool Donated for Fecal Microbiota Transplant

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Study Overview

The Division of Infectious Diseases is conducting a research study:
The human gastrointestinal microbiome and its effects on the efficacy of fecal microbial transplant products

Our project is seeking healthy individuals that are willing and able to donate stool 3-4 times per week on campus. Subjects may be compensated for each donation.

If you…
• ARE 18-60 years old
• NOT currently working in a clinical setting
• NEVER have been diagnosed with C. difficile
… Then you may be eligible to participate in our research program!

Study Description

All people have microorganisms (bacteria, fungi, etc) living in several parts of our body, including our bowels. We call the organisms that live naturally in our body the microbiome. Some of the microorganisms that live in our body have functions that help us. For example, bacteria that live in our intestines can protect us from infections with other bacteria that cause food poisoning. Sometimes the microorganisms that live in our bodies contribute to disease. The purpose of this study is to learn more about how the microorganisms that live in the gastrointestinal tract change over time, and how they possibly contribute to the efficacy of the stool donated for Penn Medicine's Fecal Microbiota Transplant (FMT) Program.

If you are interested in becoming a stool donor for PennMedicine's FMT Program and participating in studies like this, contact Stephanie Smith, PharmD BCPS at stephanie.smith3@pennmedicine.upenn.edu

  • Study Identifier: 829293

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