Comparison of Bruker Biotyper matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometer to BD phoenix automated microbiology system for identification of gram-negative bacilli

Ryan T. Saffert, Scott A. Cunningham, Sherry M. Ihde, Kristine E. Monson Jobe, Jayawant Mandrekar, Robin Patel

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Abstract

We compared the BD Phoenix automated microbiology system to the Bruker Biotyper (version 2.0) matrixassisted laser desorption ionization - time of flight (MALDI-TOF) mass spectrometry (MS) system for identification of Gram-negative bacilli, using biochemical testing and/or genetic sequencing to resolve discordant results. The BD Phoenix correctly identified 363 (83%) and 330 (75%) isolates to the genus and species level, respectively. The Bruker Biotyper correctly identified 408 (93%) and 360 (82%) isolates to the genus and species level, respectively. The 440 isolates were grouped into common (308) and infrequent (132) isolates in the clinical laboratory. For the 308 common isolates, the BD Phoenix and Bruker Biotyper correctly identified 294 (95%) and 296 (96%) of the isolates to the genus level, respectively. For species identification, the BD Phoenix and Bruker Biotyper correctly identified 93% of the common isolates (285 and 286, respectively). In contrast, for the 132 infrequent isolates, the Bruker Biotyper correctly identified 112 (85%) and 74 (56%) isolates to the genus and species level, respectively, compared to the BD Phoenix, which identified only 69 (52%) and 45 (34%) isolates to the genus and species level, respectively. Statistically, the Bruker Biotyper overall outperformed the BD Phoenix for identification of Gram-negative bacilli to the genus (P < 0.0001) and species (P = 0.0005) level in this sample set. When isolates were categorized as common or infrequent isolates, there was statistically no difference between the instruments for identification of common Gram-negative bacilli (P > 0.05). However, the Bruker Biotyper outperformed the BD Phoenix for identification of infrequently isolated Gram-negative bacilli (P < 0.0001).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)887-892
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Volume49
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2011

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  • Microbiology (medical)

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