MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry tools for bacterial identification in clinical microbiology laboratory.

@article{Carbonnelle2011MALDITOFMS,
  title={MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry tools for bacterial identification in clinical microbiology laboratory.},
  author={Etienne Carbonnelle and C{\'e}cile Mesquita and Emmanuelle Bille and Nesrine Day and Brunhilde Dauphin and J Beretti and Agn{\'e}s Ferroni and Laurent Gutmann and Xavier Nassif},
  journal={Clinical biochemistry},
  year={2011},
  volume={44 1},
  pages={104-9}
}
Since the early 1980s, mass spectrometry has emerged as a particularly powerful tool for analysis and characterization of proteins in research. Recently, bacteriologists have focused their attention on the use of mass spectrometry (MS) for bacterial identification, especially Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization Time-Of-Flight (MALDI-TOF). Moreover, recent publications have evaluated MALDI-TOF in microbiology laboratory for routine use. MALDI-TOF-MS is a rapid, precise, and cost… CONTINUE READING

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