Validating a breath collection and analysis system for the new tuberculosis breath test.

  title={Validating a breath collection and analysis system for the new tuberculosis breath test.},
  author={Amy J Scott-Thomas and M. Epton and S. Chambers},
  journal={Journal of breath research},
  volume={7 3},
  • Amy J Scott-Thomas, M. Epton, S. Chambers
  • Published 2013
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Journal of breath research
  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis releases four volatile compounds, methyl phenyl-acetate, methyl nicotinate, methyl p-anisate and o-phenylanisole, some of which we have previously been reported to be detected in the breath of tuberculosis patients (Syhre et al 2009 Tuberculosis 89 263-6). These volatiles have the potential to offer a non-invasive and sensitive breath test for the detection of tuberculosis infection. To determine the best sample collection and pre-concentration system a number of… CONTINUE READING
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