Breath analysis to detect COVID-19

Efforts to develop a quick and non-invasive breath test for the presence of COVID-19 are continuing in Vancouver, British Columbia. Imspex’s BreathSpec® is one of a battery of tests that are being used by Dr Renelle Myers and her Vancouver Coastal Health team in their work to develop a breath test that identifies the possible presence of COVID-19, including in people who are showing minimal symptoms of the disease. 

This study extends our work reported in the article published in the The Lancet’s EClinicalMedicine in October 2020. Its aim is to increase the number of subjects tested to confirm the accuracy of breath analysis as a detection method for COVID-19. 

We look forward to the outcomes of this study and being able to be a continued part of the global journey to develop a quick, accurate and non-invasive way of detecting the presence of COVID-19 and other respiratory infections.