Time is of essence; rapid identification of veterinary pathogens using MALDI TOF

Bettina Nonnemann, Inger Dalsgaard, Karl Pedersen, Lars Ole Andresen, Branko Kokotovic

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    Rapid and accurate identification of microbial pathogens is a cornerstone for timely and correct treatment of diseases of livestock and fish. The utility of the MALDI-TOF technique in the diagnostic laboratory is directly related to the quality of mass spectra and quantity of different microbial species in the database. Since commercial MALDI-TOF spectral database providers mainly focus on human pathogens there is a need for improving the datasets in order to extend the applicability of the technique to the veterinary field. Here we report upgrading of a commercial MALDI-TOF database with the mass spectra of fish and mastitis pathogens as well as pathogens relevant for surveillance of diseases in farm animals and wildlife.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication date2014
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    Event8th Annual Meeting of Epizone: Primed for tomorrow - DGI Byen, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Duration: 23 Sept 201425 Sept 2014
    Conference number: 8


    Conference8th Annual Meeting of Epizone
    LocationDGI Byen
    Internet address


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