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WCLN: Implementation of MALDI-TOF in a Clinical Microbiology Laboratory
November 13, 2013 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
- Michael Costello, Ph.D., MT(ASCP), Microbiology Technical Director, ACL Laboratories
Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization – Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry (MALDI-TOF) has recently migrated from an experimental technique to the method of choice for routine identification of bacteria and yeast. Implementation of MALDI-TOF in routine clinical microbiology laboratories should be rapid and widespread due to increased sensitivity, specificity, ease of use, and cost effectiveness of this game changing technology. MALDI-TOF, like other major changes in laboratory methods, not only brings many benefits but also several challenges. The purpose of this audio conference is to describe several challenges that may be encountered in implementation of MALDI-TOF in your laboratory.
A certificate of participation will be granted to each participant based on 1.0 contact hours of instruction toward credit.
This program is co-sponsored by ASCLS-WI which is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. program.
As part of the new P.A.C.E. continuing education process, please go to the ASCLS CE Organizer web site to print your P.A.C.E. certificates. You will be asked for a code number to print the certificate. We will provide you this number during the teleconference.
Please note that the deadline for receiving P.A.C.E. education credit for this teleconference is November 13, 2014.
Webcast (Windows Media, 20 Kbps)
Presentation (Powerpoint, 6 MB)
Handout (PDF, 2.13 MB)
PACE Evaluation Form (Word DOC)