The aim of this study was to establish the identification ability of matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) for bacteria of Burkholderia cepacia complex (Bcc) and to compare these results with those obtained by a molecular method (PCR-RFLP). A total of 57 isolates was used in the study. Isolates were collected from 31 patients attending the Regional Cystic Fibrosis Unit from January 2001 to December 2005. For phenotypic identification, both automated and manual systems were used. Using mass spectrometry, we identified all 57 isolates, previously identified by molecular method. Of these, 28 isolates were identified as B. cenocepacia, although not differentiated further into lineages. Moreover, other isolates were identified as B. cepacia (12 isolates), B. stabilis (12 isolates), and B. vietnamiensis (5 isolates). Our data indicate a good correlation between the two approaches.

Rapid identification of Burkholderia cepacia complex species recovered from cystic fibrosis patients using matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry

LAMBIASE, ANTONIETTA;RAIA, VALERIA;CATANIA, MARIA ROSARIA
2013

Abstract

The aim of this study was to establish the identification ability of matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) for bacteria of Burkholderia cepacia complex (Bcc) and to compare these results with those obtained by a molecular method (PCR-RFLP). A total of 57 isolates was used in the study. Isolates were collected from 31 patients attending the Regional Cystic Fibrosis Unit from January 2001 to December 2005. For phenotypic identification, both automated and manual systems were used. Using mass spectrometry, we identified all 57 isolates, previously identified by molecular method. Of these, 28 isolates were identified as B. cenocepacia, although not differentiated further into lineages. Moreover, other isolates were identified as B. cepacia (12 isolates), B. stabilis (12 isolates), and B. vietnamiensis (5 isolates). Our data indicate a good correlation between the two approaches.
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