Rapid identification of bacteria in positive blood culture by matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight spectroscopy

V. Schmidt, A. Jarosch, P. Merz, C. Sander & W. Kalka-Moll
Blood culture is likely the most significant specimen type used for the diagnosis of bacterial infections, especially for bloodstream infections. Automates perform continuous monitoring of bacterial growth, which ensures quick reports of presumptive identification based on Gram staining to the clinicians[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]