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On-Demand Webinar: 2018 AST and MALDI-TOF MS (CLSI/CAP AST Webinar) - Resources for Implementation of Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization Time-Of-Flight Mass Spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) in the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory

Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization Time-Of-Flight Mass Spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) is a rapid and accurate method for the identification of most bacteria and yeast encountered in clinical laboratories. This session will describe the principles, techniques, benefits, and limitations of MALDI-TOF MS for microorganism identification as described in CLSI document M58. In addition, the session will describe basic troubleshooting and strategies for implementation of this technology into the routine workflow of the clinical microbiology laboratory.
The session will then discuss CAP checklist considerations related to MALDI-TOF MS, including verification, reporting, competency assessment and a discussion on approaches to taxonomy updates in the context of MALDI-TOF MS antibacterial susceptibility testing and reporting will also be discussed.

Participants rated this program 4.8 stars:

Carey-Ann Burnham, PhD, D(ABMM), FIDSA, F(AAM), Professor of Pathology & Immunology Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine

Kaede Ota Sullivan, MD, MSc, FRCPC, FAAP, FCCM, D(ABMM), Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University