Multicenter validation of the VITEK MS v2.0 MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry system for the identification of fastidious gram-negative bacteria
Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis
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.
Faculty; Northwell Researcher
School of Medicine; Northwell Health
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine