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[2019] 외부기관 발표 (H Lee et al., J Clin Lab Anal. 2019 Feb;33(2):e22685.)

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관련링크 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30298531

Evaluation of a new matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry system for the identification of yeast isolation.

H Lee et al.  J Clin Lab Anal (2019)

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Currently, three commercial in vitro diagnostic matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) systems are widely used in clinical laboratories. The ASTA MicroIDSys system (ASTA Inc, South Korea) is a newly developed MALDI-TOF MS system used for the identification of pathogenic microorganisms. In the present study, we assessed the performance of the ASTA MALDI-TOF MS system for the identification of pathogenic yeast from clinical samples.

METHODS:

We tested 284 clinical yeast isolates from various clinical specimens using ASTA MALDI-TOF MS, and the results were compared with those using molecular sequencing of the ITS or D1-D2 regions of rDNA and biochemical assays.

RESULTS:

A total of 284 isolates were tested and found to be distributed across 14 species including Candida albicans (n = 100) and other yeast species (n = 184). ASTA MALDI-TOF MS correctly identified 95.1% (270/284) of the yeast species compared to molecular sequencing. Among them, 262 isolates showed acceptable MALDI-TOF MS scores (≥140), and 98.1% (257/262) isolates were identified correctly. In addition, among 22 isolates with a MALDI-TOF MS score <140, 59.1% (13/22) of the isolates showed concordance with molecular typing at the species level. Clustering analysis revealed the effectiveness of the new MALDI-TOF MS system for the identification of yeast species.

CONCLUSIONS:

ASTA MALDI-TOF MS showed high accuracy in the identification of yeast species; it involves facile sample preparation and extraction procedures. ASTA MALDI-TOF MS is expected to be useful for yeast identification in clinical microbiology laboratories due to its reliability and cost-effectiveness.