MALDI-TOF MS is more accurate than VITEK II ANC card and API Rapid ID 32 A system for the identification of Clostridium species

Young Jin Kim, Si Hyun Kim, Hyun Jung Park, Hae Geun Park, Dongchul Park, Sae Am Song, Hee Joo Lee, DongEun Yong, JunYong Choi, Joong Ki Kook, Hye Ran Kim, Jeong Hwan Shin

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Abstract

All 50 Clostridium difficile strains were definitely identified by Vitek2 system, Rapid ID 32A system, and MALDI-TOF. For 18 non-difficile Clostridium strains, the identification results were correct in 0, 2, and 17 strains by Vitek2, Rapid ID 32A, and MALDI-TOF, respectively. MALDI-TOF could be used as the primary tool for identification of Clostridium species.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-75
Number of pages3
JournalAnaerobe
Volume40
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Aug 1

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology
  • Infectious Diseases

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Kim, Y. J., Kim, S. H., Park, H. J., Park, H. G., Park, D., Song, S. A., Lee, H. J., Yong, D., Choi, J., Kook, J. K., Kim, H. R., & Shin, J. H. (2016). MALDI-TOF MS is more accurate than VITEK II ANC card and API Rapid ID 32 A system for the identification of Clostridium species. Anaerobe, 40, 73-75. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anaerobe.2016.06.004