An alternative for urine cultures: Direct identification of uropathogens from urine by MALDI-TOF MS


İlki A. A. , Özsoy S., Gelmez G. , Aksu B. , Söyletir G.

ACTA MICROBIOLOGICA ET IMMUNOLOGICA HUNGARICA, vol.67, no.3, pp.193-197, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 67 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1556/030.2020.01184
  • Title of Journal : ACTA MICROBIOLOGICA ET IMMUNOLOGICA HUNGARICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.193-197
  • Keywords: Urine, direct identification, flow cytometry, MALDI TOF MS, DESORPTION IONIZATION-TIME, FLIGHT MASS-SPECTROMETRY, TRACT PATHOGENS, SAMPLES, BACTERIURIA

Abstract

Urinary tract infections are one of the most common bacterial infections and rapid diagnosis of the infection is essential for appropriate antibiotic therapy. The goal of our study was to identify urinary pathogens directly by MALDI-TOF MS and to perform antibiotic susceptibility tests in order to shorten the period spent for culturing.