Direct maldi-tof mass spectrometry assay of blood culture broths for rapid identification of Candida species causing bloodstream infections: an observational study in two large microbiology laboratories

Teresa Spanu, Brunella Posteraro, Tiziana D'Inzeo, Mario Tumbarello, Maurizio Sanguinetti, Giovanni Fadda, Barbara Fiori Alfarano, S Campoli, A Ruggeri, G Canu, Em Trecarichi, G Parisi, M Tronci

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Abstract

We evaluated the reliability of the Bruker Daltonik's MALDI Biotyper system in species-level identification of yeasts directly from blood culture bottles. Identification results were concordant with those of the conventional culture-based method for 95.9% of Candida albicans (187/195) and 86.5% of non-albicans Candida species (128/148). Results were available in 30 min (median), suggesting that this approach is a reliable, time-saving tool for routine identification of Candida species causing bloodstream infection.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)176-179
Numero di pagine4
RivistaJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume50
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2012

Keywords

  • candida
  • maldi-tof

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