Evaluation of matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry in diagnosis of clinical Nocardia species


Hascelik G. , Kostrzewa M., MÜŞTAK H. K. , Uner C., DİKER K. S.

JOURNAL OF LABORATORY MEDICINE, cilt.43, ss.157-162, 2019 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 43 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1515/labmed-2018-0180
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF LABORATORY MEDICINE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.157-162

Özet

Background: The routine identification to the species level of Nocardia genus by conventional methods is a fastidious and time-consuming process owing to the limited biochemical reactivity of these microorganisms, often requiring 1 or more days to complete identification. Matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) is a new technology for definitive and rapid species identification.