Evaluation of Vitek MS for rapid classification of clinical isolates belonging to Mycobacterium avium complex

Daniel P. Boyle*, Teresa R. Zembower, Chao Qi

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Abstract

We evaluated the ability of the Vitek MS system to classify clinical pulmonary Mycobacterium avium complex isolates compared to multilocus sequence analysis. Vitek MS accurately identified 55% of the isolates as M. avium and 18% as M. intracellulare, but misidentified 24 (27%) Mycobacterium chimaera isolates as Mycobacterium intracellulare.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)41-43
Number of pages3
JournalDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Volume81
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

Keywords

  • Matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry
  • Multilocus sequencing
  • Mycobacterium avium complex
  • Mycobacterium chimaera
  • Real-time pcr

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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