Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA—The Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute has published the microbiology guideline Methods for the Identification of Cultured Microorganisms Using Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry (M58-Ed1).
Methods for the Identification of Cultured Microorganisms Using Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry (M58-Ed1) provides performance, reporting, and quality assurance recommendations for the identification of cultured microorganisms by microbiology laboratory professionals using matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS). Recommendations for end-user verification and workflow integration are also included.
Features of this guideline include:
- The MALDI-TOF MS process, including selecting and preparing testing isolates
- Quality System Essentials for microbial identification using MALDI-TOF MS
- Supplemental information, including a quick reference guide and training and competence assessment checklist and form
For more information about M58, contact Patrick McGinn at firstname.lastname@example.org or +1.484.588.5933.
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