The principle behind identification of microorganisms with the IVD MALDI Biotyper® (MBT) is the comparison of the mass spectrum of an unknown organism with a library of reference mass spectra.
Bruker has invested substantial resources to collecting as many species and obtaining as broad strain coverage as possible, to build up the most comprehensive libraries for users. As an ever-evolving platform, the MBT has a broader identification scope than all other molecular platforms.
For the MALDI Biotyper IVD workflow there are three different libraries available:
The MBT IVD reference library (version 2021) comprises spectra from thousands of strains for 3,813 species, including the common clinical species and also rare microorganisms.
The MBT IVD Library Extension covers 5 species from 5 genera, and allows for early detection of highly pathogenic microorganisms in your IVD workflow, hence improving patient care, laboratory safety, and protection of public health.
The optional MBT Mycobacteria IVD Module (version 2021) consists of a specific software module which allows for optimized identification results and an expanded Mycobacteria reference spectrum library. This library includes 182 of the currently known 201 mycobacteria species, covering the natural variability of Mycobacterium species.
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