Fecal microbiota transplant protocol for clostridium difficile infection

Lab Med. 2015 Winter;46(1):e19-23. doi: 10.1309/LMCI95M0TWPDZKOD.


Fecal microbiota transplant has become more acceptable as a therapeutic for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection. The FDA has an enforcement discretion policy for practitioner's performing this therapy, which includes informed consent for this experimental treatment. This manuscript describes a typical procedure that can be followed that includes the important aspects of this preparation and treatment.

Keywords: CDI; Clostridium difficile; FMT; fecal microbiota transplant; stool.

MeSH terms

  • Clinical Protocols / standards*
  • Clostridioides difficile / pathogenicity*
  • Clostridium Infections / surgery*
  • Fecal Microbiota Transplantation / methods*
  • Fecal Microbiota Transplantation / standards*
  • Humans