TABLE 1.

Clinical parameters of study population

Odor statusSubject cloneOrganoleptic scoreaVolatile sulfur compound concn (ppb)bTongue coatingBANA test result for tongue
MalodorM13350++/−
M24411+
M33452++/−
M44642++/−
M54346+
M64749++
HealthyH1187
H22160++/−
H32144+
H42113
H52132+/−
  • a A score of ≥2 is associated with malodor.

  • b A level of >200 ppb is associated with malodor (Halimeter; Interscan Corporation).