Frozen stool…is it really just as good as fresh? Or in fact – is it better?
“Frozen stool as good as fresh” This article has just hit the US media. In response, The UK’s Taymount Clinic’s leading expert in FMT, Glenn Taylor, points out that “frozen stool that has been quarantined for a long enough safety period; ie 3 months, is not just “as good”, but is infinitely safer than fresh stool. This is because the quarantine period that the Taymount Clinic vigorously enforces, allows sufficient time for the donor to continue to be tested for diseases that are slow to express themselves.
In short, frozen stool is not just as good as fresh!
The Taymount Clinic safety regime means it is FAR BETTER THAN FRESH in terms of the protection of the patient.”
For example; If you test a donor on a Monday and use his or her donations all week how do you know on Friday that they didn’t contract HIV on Wednesday?
The Taymount Clinic test and harvest, then store in ultra deep freeze at minus 80 degrees C until the next set of blood tests at three months. Only then do they release the previous three months’ implants prior to that first test. This is then repeated again for the following three months.
So The Taymount Clinic implants are always in three months’ quarantine until they know they are safe.
Additionally, the donors are stool-tested every month to spot and avoid the transient pathogens which are harmless to the healthy, but could cause problems to the sick.
Glenn goes on to say “We don’t just rely on the three-month blood tests. Our implants, our testing and quarantine methods, make them the safest in the world.“
Fresh cannot logically be guaranteed safe – even the day after the test is taken. Unless you have the donor in quarantine themselves.
Glenn Taylor is the Director of Science at the Taymount Clinic in the UK, and an expert in the Human Microbiome and Microbiology.
For more information on the Taymount Clinic and their FMT treatment, visit www.taymount.com or call 00 44 1462 712500