Analysing Breath Samples for Volatile Organic Compound
The invention describes the use of a biomarker pentylfuran to detect bacterial and/or fungal pathogens. Pentylfuran is released from certain pathogens and detected in the headspace gas of an in vitro culture or in the breath sample of a patient. Pentylfuran is particularly useful in the detection of Aspergillusspecies, especially Aspergillus fumigatus which is a pathogen of humans.
SCOTTER JENNIFER M [NZ]; CHAMBERS STEPHEN T [NZ]; SYHRE MONA [NZ]
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