Assessment of potential causes of falsely positive Mycobacterium tuberculosis breath test.

  title={Assessment of potential causes of falsely positive Mycobacterium tuberculosis breath test.},
  author={Amy J Scott-Thomas and M. Syhre and M. Epton and D. Murdoch and S. Chambers},
  volume={93 3},
  • Amy J Scott-Thomas, M. Syhre, +2 authors S. Chambers
  • Published 2013
  • Medicine
  • Tuberculosis
  • A suite of volatiles have previously been identified as specific markers of Mycobacterium tuberculosis metabolism in vitro. These markers - methyl phenylacetate, methyl p-anisate, methyl nicotinate, o-phenylanisole with the addition of methyl salicylate, may also be derived from other sources and confound development of a breath test for tuberculosis. To identify potential sources of these potential biomarkers food products, cosmetics, TB medication, environmental air and cigarette smoke were… CONTINUE READING
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