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Diagnosing gastrointestinal illnesses using fecal headspace volatile organic compounds

Feb 15 2016

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fecal VOC analysis with Aetholab

“In our own experience, we used the Aetholab, a commercial electronic nose device (The eNose Company, Zutphen, Netherlands) in a preliminary study of 20 C. difficile PCR-positive stool and 53 C. difficile PCR-negative stool. In a similar approach using an artificial neural network for pattern recognition, we were able to classify the stool with 80% sensitivity, 85% specificity, and 84% accuracy.”