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Urinary Volatile Organic Compound Testing in Fast-Track Patients with Suspected Colorectal Cancer (2022)
Journal Article
Boulind, C. E., Gould, O., Costello, B. D. L., Allison, J., White, P., Ewings, P., …Francis, N. K. (2022). Urinary Volatile Organic Compound Testing in Fast-Track Patients with Suspected Colorectal Cancer. Cancers, 14(9), 2127. https://doi.org/10.3390/cancers14092127

Colorectal symptoms are common but only infrequently represent serious pathology, including colorectal cancer (CRC). A large number of invasive tests are presently performed for reassurance. We investigated the feasibility of urinary volatile organic... Read More about Urinary Volatile Organic Compound Testing in Fast-Track Patients with Suspected Colorectal Cancer.

Hyphenated mass spectrometry versus real‐time mass spectrometry techniques for the detection of volatile compounds from the human body (2021)
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Gould, O., Drabińska, N., Ratcliffe, N., & de Lacy Costello, B. (2021). Hyphenated mass spectrometry versus real‐time mass spectrometry techniques for the detection of volatile compounds from the human body. Molecules, 26(23), Article 7185. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26237185

Mass spectrometry (MS) is an analytical technique that can be used for various applications in a number of scientific areas including environmental, security, forensic science, space exploration, agri‐food, and numerous others. MS is also continuing... Read More about Hyphenated mass spectrometry versus real‐time mass spectrometry techniques for the detection of volatile compounds from the human body.

A literature survey of all volatiles from healthy human breath and bodily fluids: The human volatilome (2021)
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Drabińska, N., Flynn, C., Ratcliffe, N., Belluomo, I., Myridakis, A., Gould, O., …Costello, B. D. L. (2021). A literature survey of all volatiles from healthy human breath and bodily fluids: The human volatilome. Journal of Breath Research, 15(3), 034001. https://doi.org/10.1088/1752-7163/abf1d0

This paper comprises an updated version of the 2014 review which reported 1846 volatile organic compounds (VOCs) identified from healthy humans. In total over 900 additional VOCs have been reported since the 2014 review and the VOCs from semen have b... Read More about A literature survey of all volatiles from healthy human breath and bodily fluids: The human volatilome.

Breath analysis for detection of viral infection, the current position of the field (2020)
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Gould, O., Ratcliffe, N., Król, E., & de Lacy Costello, B. (2020). Breath analysis for detection of viral infection, the current position of the field. Journal of Breath Research, 14(4), https://doi.org/10.1088/1752-7163/ab9c32

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of rapid, cost effective, accurate, and non-invasive testing for viral infections. Volatile compounds (VCs) have been suggested for several decades as fulfilling these criteria. However currently v... Read More about Breath analysis for detection of viral infection, the current position of the field.

Gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GC-MS) quantification of metabolites in stool using13 C labelled compounds (2018)
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Gould, O., Costello, B. D. L., Smart, A., Jones, P., Macmaster, A., Ransley, K., & Ratcliffe, N. (2018). Gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GC-MS) quantification of metabolites in stool using13 C labelled compounds. Metabolites, 8(4), 75. https://doi.org/10.3390/metabo8040075

© 2018 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. It has become increasingly important to qualitatively and quantitatively assess the volatile metabolites in a range of bodily fluids for use in monitoring health. There has been relatively lit... Read More about Gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GC-MS) quantification of metabolites in stool using13 C labelled compounds.

Assessment of a combined gas chromatography mass spectrometer sensor system for detecting biologically relevant volatile compounds (2017)
Journal Article
Gould, O., Ratcliffe, N. M., De Lacy Costello, B., Wieczorek, T., & Persad, R. (2018). Assessment of a combined gas chromatography mass spectrometer sensor system for detecting biologically relevant volatile compounds. Journal of Breath Research, 12(1), 016009. https://doi.org/10.1088/1752-7163/aa8efe

© 2017 IOP Publishing Ltd. There have been a number of studies in which metal oxide sensors (MOS) have replaced conventional analytical detectors in gas chromatography systems. However, despite the use of these instruments in a range of applications... Read More about Assessment of a combined gas chromatography mass spectrometer sensor system for detecting biologically relevant volatile compounds.