Evaluation of the compatibility of Phoenix 100 and Microflex LT MALDI-TOF MS systems in the identification of routinely isolated microorganisms in the clinic microbiology laboratory


ÇELİK C. , UYSAL E. B. , TUTAR U. , ERTÜRK R., BAKICI M. Z. , GÖZEL M. G.

LABORATORIUMSMEDIZIN-JOURNAL OF LABORATORY MEDICINE, vol.40, no.3, pp.183-189, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1515/labmed-2015-0105
  • Title of Journal : LABORATORIUMSMEDIZIN-JOURNAL OF LABORATORY MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.183-189

Abstract

Background: Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) is a quick, reliable, and efficient system for identifying microorganisms. Many centers that use the Phoenix 100 system today may adopt aMALDI-TOF MS system in the future. Our laboratory recently undertook this pivot. The present study evaluates the reproducibility of species identifications made by the Phoenix 100 and MALDI-TOF MS systems, during a period of transitioning laboratory instrumentation.