Icon is a multi-center study evaluating course of C.difficile infection in IBD patients and if earlier use of fecal microbiota transplant (FMT) improves patient outcomes. Dr. Jessica Allegretti in the BWH Crohn’s Colitis Center oversees the study.
The MHMC is providing centralized clinical lab (CLIA) support including C.difficle molecular and toxin testing to qualify patients for eligibility to participate in the trial, follow carriage of the pathogen before and after therapy, and fecal calprotectin as a non-invasive assessment of bowel inflammation.
ICON Study Project Services and Costs
|Sample Receipt and Processing||150||each||5.11||6.49||7.50|
|C. difficile rapid molecular testing (GeneXpert)||150||each||65.35||83.00||92.80|
|C. difficile rapid antigenic testing||150||each||29.36||37.29||41.69|
|Sample Storage per cryovial tube||150||each||0.07||0.09||0.10|
|Total Project Cost***||23,002.16||29,215.65||32,714.00|
**HDDC rate not applicable for clinical testing
***Approximate cumulative costs reflected over a two year study period