Identifying bacteria in human urine: current practice and the potential for rapid, near-patient diagnosis by sensing volatile organic compounds.

@article{Guernion2001IdentifyingBI,
  title={Identifying bacteria in human urine: current practice and the potential for rapid, near-patient diagnosis by sensing volatile organic compounds.},
  author={N Guernion and N. M. Ratcliffe and Peter T N Spencer-Phillips and Robin A. Howe},
  journal={Clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine},
  year={2001},
  volume={39 10},
  pages={893-906}
}
Urinary tract infection (UTI) represents a significant burden for the National Health Service. Extensive research has been directed towards rapid detection of UTI in the last thirty years. A wide range of microbiological and chemical techniques are now available to identify and quantify bacteria in urine. However, there is a clear and present need for near, rapid, sensitive, reliable analytical methods, preferably with low-running costs, that could allow early detection of UTI and other… CONTINUE READING