MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometry: A Rapid Method for Bacterial Identification From Water Samples

Library Number:
WA41917
Part Number:
WA41917
Author(s):
D. J. Dare[1], H. Sutton[1], X. Wang[2], H. Shah[3], M. Lunt[4];1Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK;[2]New York City Department of Environmental Protection, Corona, NY;[3]Health Protection Agency, London, UK;[4]Waters Corporation, Manchester, UK
Source:
ASM 2005
Content Type:
Posters
Content Subtype:
ASM
The City of New York Department of Environmental Protection, Beura water supply receives around 120 potable water samples/day for bacteriological analysis from the New York distribution system and reservoirs. Each sample is filtered though a membrane to isolate any bacterial contamination. These are then cultured, purified and identified by the VITEK system. The time taken for identification is 24 hours. To reduce the time taken for analysis MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry was investigated as a rapid method for identification.

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