Journal: Nippon Rinsho. (The Japanese Journal of Clinical Medicine. Articles not currently available online.) 2007 Jun;65(6):1051-6.
Authors: Sakudo A, Kuratsune H, Hakariya Y, Kobayashi T, Ikuta K. Affiliation: Department of Virology, Research Institute for Microbial Diseases, Osaka University, Japan.
We have recently evaluated the possibility of visible and near-infrared (Vis-NIR) spectroscopy for diagnosis of chronic fatigue syndrome(CFS). Vis-NIR spectra in the 600-1,100 nm region for sera from CFS patients and healthy donors were subjected to principal component analysis (PCA) and soft independent modeling of class analogy (SIMCA) to develop multivariate models to discriminate between CFS patients and healthy donors.
The PCA and SIMCA model predicted successful prediction of the masked samples. Furthermore, taking advantage of Vis-NIR spectroscopy to enable noninvasive analysis, our preliminary results have shown that SIMCA model from Vis-NIR spectra of thumb has achieved 70-80% correct determinations.
In this review, we will introduce the potential of the Vis-NIR spectroscopy for CFS diagnosis.