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Differences in Exhaled Breath by Using Ion Mobility Spectrometry (IMS) in Subjects Tested for SARS-CoV-2 Infection (COVID-19 Disease)

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT04649931
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 2, 2020
Last Update Posted : May 3, 2021
CeGaT GmbH
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
B. Braun Melsungen AG

Brief Summary:

Breath gas analysis is the evaluation of exhaled breath. It aims to evaluate the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in exhaled breath.

In this feasibility study it is intended to find specific peaks/pattern in exhaled breath indicating an infection with SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2).

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) Covid19 Device: Ion Mobility Spectrometry (IMS)

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 450 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Study to Evaluate Whether Differences in Exhaled Breath Can be Identified Using Ion Mobility Spectrometry (IMS) in Subjects Tested Positive for SARS-CoV-2 Infection and Subjects Tested Negative
Actual Study Start Date : December 14, 2020
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 25, 2021
Actual Study Completion Date : April 25, 2021

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Intervention Details:
  • Device: Ion Mobility Spectrometry (IMS)
    Two breathing gas samples will be taken from each study participant using ion mobility spectrometry with an ultrasound-based spirometer. The total sampling time is 1 minute (at least 5-7 breath takes) following an analysis time of 5-12 minutes.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. SARS-CoV-2 related volatile organic compounds (VOC) [ Time Frame: 1 hour after breath gas sampling ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. To compare the SARS-CoV-2 specific VOC with the clinical symptoms of COVID-19 (Corona Virus Disease 2019) [ Time Frame: within 1 hour ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Adult patients with suspected or diagnosed SARS-CoV-2 infection.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • PCR (= Polymerase Chain Reaction) testing for SARS CoV-2 will be/has been performed in a timely manner of sampling exhaled breath or PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 was performed within 96 hours, but preferably within 48 hours before sampling exhaled breath and PCR test result is already available
  • Subject must be able to comply with study-specific procedures, able to comply with breathing commands

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Previous (history) SARS-CoV-2 infection, independent of the current episode
  • Participation in a therapeutic study prior to breath analysis which could influence the result of the breath analysis

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT04649931

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University Hospital Gießen and Marburg (UKGM), site Marburg
Marburg, Germany
Sponsors and Collaborators
B. Braun Melsungen AG
CeGaT GmbH
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Principal Investigator: Juergen Schaefer, Prof. Dr. University Hospital Marburg, Zentrum für unerkannte und seltene Erkrankungen (ZusE)
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Responsible Party: B. Braun Melsungen AG Identifier: NCT04649931    
Other Study ID Numbers: HC-N-H-2006
First Posted: December 2, 2020    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 3, 2021
Last Verified: April 2021

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
Respiratory Tract Infections
Pneumonia, Viral
Virus Diseases
Coronavirus Infections
Coronaviridae Infections
Nidovirales Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases