The science behind the nose: correlating volatile organic compound characterization with canine biodetection of COVID-19

Jul 3, 2024

Getxent tubes were used to collect odor samples from COVID19+ and COVID19- patients, without direct contact with body fluids, to:

  • Train dogs to detect COVID19+ patients
  • Detect presence of COVID19 by:
    • Dogs
    • Analytical instrument (GC-MS)

This study confirmed that "ultra clean tubes like Getxent can reliably be used to safely and accurately train dogs in COVID19 detection".

In addition, thanks to Getxent tubes:

  • "key VOC signature features were identified"
  • "strong correlation between training aids with canine positive alerts and the VOC model generated by GC-MS"

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