SPME-GC-MS analyses VOCs present in triplicate Percentage of significantly different abundances(%)
Sample 1 16 56
Sample 2 14 64
Sample 3 10 40
Table 3: Effect of multiple analyses of samples on the abundances. Three human faecal samples were divided in triplicate and analysed 4 consecutive times by solid phase micro-extraction coupled to gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (SPME-GC-MS). The number of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) present in at least 2 consecutive analyses is presented together with the percentage of compounds for which the intensities differed significantly after 4 analyses.
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