Introduction The potential of urinary VOCs as biomarkers in IBD is unknown.
Methods Patients recruited from outpatient clinic, with proven Crohn’s disease (CDN = 35) and ulcerative colitis (UC N = 49), IBS (N = 22) and 41 healthy volunteers. Concurrent disease activity was recorded using Harvey-Bradshaw index (HBI) in CD and simple clinical colitis activity index (SCCAI) in UC. Urine headspace gas was sampled using SPME and was transferred to GCMS for VOC identification.
Conclusion Urine VOCs are capable of distinguishing IBD from IBS.
Disclosure of Interest None Declared
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