Bacterial Identification by Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry
Matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time of flight (MALDI TOF) mass spectrometry offers a safe, cost-effective, and adaptable system for rapid identification of bacteria and fungi. Recent studies have shown that MALDI TOF may outperform conventional identification assays. This presentation provides an explanation of this technology and our experience using it in the clinical laboratory.
- Robin Patel, MD
- Chair, Clinical Microbiology Division
- Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
- IDENT/9221 Organism Referred for Identification, Aerobic Bacteria
- CFRC/89653 Bacterial Culture, Cystic Fibrosis, Respiratory
- STL/8098 Enteric Pathogens Culture, Stool
- GEN/8108 Bacteria, Aerobic, Culture
- SPUT/8095 Bacterial Culture, Aerobic, Respiratory
- UR1/8105 Bacterial Culture, Aerobic, Urine
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