Comparison of matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time-of-flight mass spectrometry assay with conventional methods for detection of IMP-6, VIM-2, NDM-1, SIM-1, KPC-1, OXA-23, and OXA-51 carbapenemase-producing Acinetobacter spp., Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Klebsiella pneumoniae.

Comparison of matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time-of-flight mass spectrometry assay with conventional methods for detection of IMP-6, VIM-2, NDM-1, SIM-1, KPC-1, OXA-23, and OXA-51 carbapenemase-producing Acinetobacter spp., Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Klebsiella pneumoniae.

Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2013 Aug 27;

Authors: Lee W, Chung HS, Lee Y, Yong D, Jeong SH, Lee K, Chong Y

Abstract
Matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time-of-flight mass spectrometry assay was able to detect carbapenemase producers, including SIM-1 or OXA-51, within 4 hours using 20 μL of 0.5 g/L ertapenem solution as a substrate. This assay is more rapid and accurate than the modified Hodge test and 3-dimensional extract bioassay. Hence, it can be used an alternative test to identify carbapenemase-mediated carbapenem resistance in Gram-negative bacteria.

PMID: 23993215 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]