Author: NDSU-VDL

Part 2: What happens to the sample you submit to the NDSU-VDL for culture?

The NDSU-VDL bacteriology section uses matrix-assisted laser desorption-ionization time-of-flight (MALDI-TOF) mass spectrometry to assist in identifying bacterial and fungal colonies isolated from cultures. Identification on the MALDI takes only a few minutes whereas traditional methods may take up to several...