Intralipid Infusion Therapy works by lowering the activity of Natural Killer (NK) cells (cells in the immune system) which can cause the body to react abnormally to an implanting embryo, treating it as an invading cell and signalling for the body to attack it.
Made up of a 20% fat emulsion including soybean oil, egg yolk phospholipids and glycerine, Intralipids enable the embryo to implant on the uterine wall and grow normally.
The Bristol Clinic, which runs clinics for this infusion on a Monday and Friday, is situated on Whiteladies Road in Clifton. The clinic is run by a dedicated team of highly qualified specialist IV nurses. Patients can choose to have their treatment in the clinic or at home. Prior to having the treatment the patient will receive a full consultation with the nurse who will explain the treatment and potential side effects.
The consultant responsible for the patient’s care can refer patients to the clinic by contacting Healthcare at Home’s Fertility expert Bev Kimminau. Consultants will receive clear clinical feedback following the patient’s infusion. The Consultant will remain clinically responsible for the patient.
The price of the treatment including medication and administration is:
- £170 per infusion in the clinic
- £270 per infusion at home
Bev Kimminau who is responsible for overseeing the fertility business at Healthcare at Home commented, “Studies have also shown that Intralipid infusion is a much safer and less expensive form of treatment when compared with alternative therapies, including blood products. We are delighted to be able to offer patients a choice of how their care is administered whether in the clinic or at home”.
If you would like more information on the Intralipid Infusion Therapy service provided by Healthcare at Home please contact Bev Kimminau on email@example.com.