Lina Savickaitė, Jelena Kopeykinienė


Rapid identification of the infecting organism may aid in choosing appropriate antimicrobial therapy. We used MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry to identify bacteria directly from the positive blood culture samples (n=21). 85,71 percent of these results was identified using of MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry. Identification time of bacteria directly from the blood culture takes more than 1 hour for 27,8 percent results.

Keyword(s): bloodstream infection; matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization-time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS).
DOI: 10.5200/sm-hs.2016.074
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