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Identification of suspected Enterobacteriaceae by MALDI-TOF
Send cultures as growth on culture medium or in transport medium.
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Suspected organism should be one that is commonly worked on in the Antimicrobial Resistance and Nosocomial Infection (ARNI) group.
Completed Antimicrobial Resistance and Nosocomial Infections Requisition.
Please consult lab prior to requesting test.
Results compared to a known standard using the Bruker method.
6 calendar days.
- Freiwald A., Sauer A. 2009. Phylogenetic classification and identification of bacteria by mass spectrometry. Nature publishing group. 4(5):732-42.