Breath analysis: the approach towards clinical applications

Mini Rev Med Chem. 2007 Feb;7(2):115-29. doi: 10.2174/138955707779802606.


Exhaled breath analysis for clinical diagnosis and therapeutic monitoring is described with special reference to the techniques used and the underlying chemistry and physics involved. Brief outlines are given of the research carried out to date, and prospects for the future of this potentially valuable non-invasive technique are indicated.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Breath Tests / methods*
  • Humans
  • Isomerism
  • Mass Spectrometry
  • Nitric Oxide / chemistry
  • Nitric Oxide / metabolism


  • Nitric Oxide