A MALDI-TOF MS procedure for clinical dermatophyte species identification in the routine laboratory2160

Last updated on 22-8-2019 by Anonymous (not verified)

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The conventional identification of dermatophytes requires a long turnaround time and highly skilled mycologists. We have recently developed a standardized matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) assay to routinely identify molds of potential clinical significance. This study objective was to determine if this same assay could also be employed to identify clinical dermatophytes in the routine laboratory setting. The effects of the inclusion of cycloheximide in the culture medium and incubation time were tested after building a reference spe…

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