News & Views on Systemic Body Odor and Halitosis such as trimethylaminuria TMAU. If you have fecal odors or bowel odors it may be metabolic/systemic

2 December 2011

TMAU test is only one on offer

Going back to the TMA metabolite, again I want to mention that TMA is the only VOC metabolite on offer to people who feel they have a systemic body odor. Probably soon methionine plasma testing will become a common test too.

Really we need a test that is unlimited in the number of VOCs potentially present in humans, my guess is especially sulfides, amines, methyls etc. None of these are currently tested for, but probably could be.

It may turn out that testing in the urine does not give the full picture, and that some of the VOCs will have already dissipated in the blood before reaching the urine.

Whatever, that is the way to go. My guess is that NMR testing would be most suited for this, by I am not knowledgeable enough to be sure.

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