Identification of non-diphtheriae Corynebacterium by use of matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry

Adnan A. Alatoom, Charles J. Cazanave, Scott A. Cunningham, Sherry M. Ihde, Robin Patela

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Abstract

We evaluated the Bruker Biotyper matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight (MALDI-TOF) mass spectrometry for identification of 92 clinical isolates of Corynebacterium species in comparison to identification using rpoB or 16S rRNA gene sequencing. Eighty isolates (87%) yielded a score of≥1.700, and all of these were correctly identified to the species level with the exception of Corynebacterium aurimucosum being misidentified as the closely related Corynebacterium minutissimum.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)160-163
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Volume50
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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