MALDI-TOF Microbial Identification Analysis for Bacterial Isolates

Do you have an isolated bacterial culture that you'd like to know the identity of? If so than this analysis may be of interest to you. The MALDI Biotyper uses MALDI-TOF (Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization-Time of Flight) mass spectrometry to identify microorganisms by analyzing ribosomal proteins that create a unique fingerprint. Identification to the species level is achieved by comparing the sample fingerprint to a library of more than 5000 fingerprints. This analysis is for isolated bacterial cultures only due to the current limited yeast library. Isolated samples may be submitted on plate media or in broth media and must be shipped overnight on ice. Sample size requirements: One isolated sample shipped overnight.

Library fingerprint creation of bacterial and yeast cultures is an option. Inquire with Katie Fromuth at or at 970-491-1945.