Bioanalysis

Mass spectrometric techniques for the analysis of volatile organic compounds emitted from bacteria

Mass spectrometric techniques for the analysis of volatile organic compounds emitted from bacteria

I. A. Ratiu, T. Ligor, Victor B.-Bintintan, B. Buszewski

Bacteria are the main cause of many human diseases. Typical bacterial identification methods, for example culture-based, serological and genetic methods, are time-consuming, delaying the potential for an early and accurate diagnosis and the appropriate subsequent treatment.