Title

Multicenter validation of the VITEK MS v2.0 MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry system for the identification of fastidious gram-negative bacteria

Publication Date

2014

Journal Title

Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis

Abstract

The VITEK MS v2.0 MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry system's performance in identifying fastidious gram-negative bacteria was evaluated in a multicenter study. Compared with the reference method (DNA sequencing), the VITEK MS system provided an accurate, species-level identification for 96% of 226 isolates; an additional 1% were accurately identified to the genus level. (C) 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Volume Number

78

Issue Number

2

Pages

129-131

Document Type

Article

Status

Faculty; Northwell Researcher

Facility

School of Medicine; Northwell Health

Primary Department

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Additional Departments

Molecular Medicine

PMID

24321357

DOI

10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2013.08.013