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Head-Space/Gas-Liquid Chromatography in Clinical Microbiology with Special Reference to the Laboratory Diagnosis of Urinary Tract Infections

  • Nancy J. Hayward

Abstract

Head-space/gas-liquid chromatography (HS/GLC) has been used in food microbiology since 1965. So far it has not been widely applied in clinical microbiology; in fact, considerably less than has GLC using other methods of sample preparation. This is surprising because HS samples can be easily prepared and quickly analyzed, and HS/GLC yields chromatograms that are readily interpreted, three valuable qualities in a busy clinical laboratory.

Keywords

Urinary Tract Infection Volatile Compound Metabolic Product Clinical Microbiology Urine Specimen 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nancy J. Hayward
    • 1
  1. 1.Bacteriology DepartmentAlfred HospitalPrahran, MelbourneAustralia

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