MALDI-TOF: Gives you reliable answers
Comparable to DNA Sequencing, MALDI-TOF is a powerful, cost-effective identification tool.
MALDI-TOF (Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization Time of Flight) An excellent tool for the identification of probiotics and environmental bacterial isolates.
The Identification Process
MALDI-TOF starts with a 24hr subculture of a pure bacterial sample.
Cellular proteins are then suspended in a matrix solution and aliquoted onto a MALDI target. The sample is then desorbed and ionized, and the resulting analytes are accelerated into the Time of Flight chamber where they get analyzed via mass spectrometry. The resulting data is processed using The Bruker Daltonics MALDI Biotyper® and our MIDI custom software. The mass spectra are generated, and compared to proprietary, validated libraries, and with our custom developed report interpretation algorithm we can generate a sample report.
By offering multiple services, we have the ability to provide a comprehensive approach to ID. The combination of MALDI-TOF ID with DNA Sequencing can increase confidence and disambiguate your result.
More Accurate Microbial Identification
Updated MALDI-TOF Library Gives You Even More Confidence in Your Answers
To continuously improve our services to you, MIDI Labs regularly updates our MALDI-TOF library.
Please contact Quality Assurance at QA@midilabs.com for more information or with any questions.
Sample reports delivered on the next business day after receipt.
Sample reports delivered within two business days of receipt.
Sample reports delivered within 3 business days of receipt.
THE MIDI LABS DIFFERENCE IN MALDI-TOF
Our algorithm is based on more than 30 years of experience in microbial identification, giving you confidence in the accuracy of our results.
Any sample with a "No Match" result from our MALDI-TOF analysis, will receive a DNA sequencing and the sequencing identification report at no additional cost.