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Monday, 03 October 2011 17:32

NEW GI STUDY: THE GUT METABOLOME STUDY

The purpose of this study is to determine the therapeutic potential of the human gut metabolome and luminal host factors against enteric infection. In other words, this study aims to collect stool samples to study the role of molecules from the human gut and to find out if they can help fight against intestinal infections. In this small pilot study we will look at proteins and small molecules found in stool samples to establish if they act on pathogens (foreign matter that can harm the body) entering the gut and if they help to protect the gut.

WHO CAN TAKE PART IN THIS STUDY?

You can participate in this study by providing a stool specimen if you are:
- able to collect a stool sample
- able to provide informed consent

WHAT WOULD YOU NEED TO DO?

Provide our research team a stool sample.

RISKS AND POSSIBLE HARM

You should not experience any harm or side effects from providing a stool sample.

STUDY CONTACT

For more information about this study, contact the research Coodinator at BC Children's:

Terry Viczko
Research Coordinator
Email:
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Phone: 604-875-2345 Ext. 5312
Fax: 604-875-3244 Attn: Terry Viczko