Parkinson’s Disease Diagnosis Using Breath Test? (BBC News / Parkinsonism and Related Disorders)


There are early hopes for a simple breath test to assist in the early detection and diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease, based on non-invasive biomarkers in the form of exhaled volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

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Roberts, M. (2015). Breath test for Parkinson’s disease. London: BBC Health News, February 11th 2015.

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Nakhleh, MK. Badarny, S. [and] Winer, R. [et al] (2015). Distinguishing idiopathic Parkinson’s Disease from other parkinsonian syndromes by breath test. Parkinsonism & Related Disorders. February 2015, Volume 21(2), pp.150-153.

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