Work flow analysis of around-the-clock processing of blood culture samples and integrated MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry analysis for the diagnosis of bloodstream infections.

@article{Schneiderhan2013WorkFA,
  title={Work flow analysis of around-the-clock processing of blood culture samples and integrated MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry analysis for the diagnosis of bloodstream infections.},
  author={Wilhelm Schneiderhan and Alexander Grundt and Stefan W{\"o}rner and Peter Findeisen and Michael Neumaier},
  journal={Clinical chemistry},
  year={2013},
  volume={59 11},
  pages={
          1649-56
        }
}
BACKGROUND Because sepsis has a high mortality rate, rapid microbiological diagnosis is required to enable efficient therapy. The effectiveness of MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) analysis in reducing turnaround times (TATs) for blood culture (BC) pathogen identification when available in a 24-h hospital setting has not been determined. METHODS On the basis of data from a total number of 912 positive BCs collected within 140 consecutive days and work flow analyses of laboratory… CONTINUE READING

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