Patients beware: “Point of care” fat stem cell separation and counting kits inaccurate and not US FDA approved for humans.
An informative paper by Mary Pat Moyer, PhD detailing why “same-day” fat stem cell kits that are becoming more common in doctors’ offices across the US can miscount “stem cells” by large factors leading to over estimation of stem cell counts by as much as 20 times or more.
It also states, “no complete harvest and cell isolation systems have been approved by the FDA for autologous SVF harvest for immediate use [in humans].” These are just a couple of the arguments presented that demonstrate why it’s important to process adipose tissue properly in a professional lab setting.
Morrison DG, Hunt DA, Garza I, Johnson RA, Moyer MP*. Counting and Processing Methods Impact Accuracy of Adipose Stem Cell Doses. BioProcess J, 2012; 11(4): 4-17.