A new approach for diagnosis of Clostridium difficile based on evolution of a unique volatile organic compound identifier

Tait, Emma, Stanforth, Stephen, Perry, John and Dean, John (2014) A new approach for diagnosis of Clostridium difficile based on evolution of a unique volatile organic compound identifier. Clinical Laboratory International, 39 (3). pp. 22-25. ISSN 1373-1580

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Abstract

Clostridium difficile is a major cause of nosocomial infections and rapid diagnosis of the disease is essential for infection control. Several methods for C. difficile detection are employed in clinical laboratories; each method has its advantages and disadvantages. A novel method has recently been developed that allows differentiation between C. diffi cile-positive and -negative stool samples based on volatile organic compound evolution and their detection by headspace solidphase microextraction gas chromatography–mass spectrometry.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: A100 Pre-clinical Medicine
C500 Microbiology
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Applied Sciences
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Depositing User: Ay Okpokam
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2014 12:23
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 11:25
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/16117

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