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[C]-Urea Breath Test as a Novel Point-of-Care Biomarker for Tuberculosis Treatment and Diagnosis

By Jassal Mandeep S., Nedeltchev Gueno G., Lee Jong-Hee, Choi Seong Won, Atudorei Viorel, Sharp Zachary D., Deretic Vojo, Timmins Graham S. and Bishai William R.

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Pathogen-specific metabolic pathways may be detected by breath tests based on introduction of stable isotopically-labeled substrates and detection of labeled products in exhaled breath using portable infrared spectrometers. formation. signal from urease-positive gastrointestinal organisms

Publisher: Public Library of Science
Year: 2010
DOI identifier: 10.1371/journal.pone.0012451
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