Date Added: 08/02/2017
Date Updated: 08/02/2017
MALDI-TOF for detection of antibiotic resistant bacteria
Specialties: Immunology & allergy - Infectious disease, microbiology & GUM - Other, not otherwise specified
Technology Type: Devices - Diagnostics - Other
Stage of development: Established
Stage of EAA: Revised assessment
MALDI-TOF is an established technology for the rapid identification of microorganisms; however, there is currently limited evidence supporting its use for the identification of antimicrobial resistance in bacteria, particularly vancomycin-resistant enterococci. Although not ready for mainstream use in the health system, the use of MALDI-TOF for this indication has the potential to impact positively on health outcomes, and its use is expected to become widespread once commercially available.