Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization Time-of-Flight (MALDI-TOF) Mass Spectrometry, a Revolution in Clinical Microbiology [Virtual Visiting Faculty]

maldi-tof-relatedIn this program, Dr. Robin Patel discusses the science, applications, and value of matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight (MALDI-TOF) mass spectrometry.

At the completion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize how MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry works
  • State the applications of MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry in clinical microbiology
  • Appraise the value of MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry in clinical microbiology

This presentation was originally recorded as part of Mayo Clinic’s Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology Grand Rounds.

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Brent Westra

Brent Westra is a Marketing Segment Manager at Mayo Medical Laboratories. He leads marketing strategies for product management and specialty testing along with new media innovations. Brent has worked at Mayo Clinic since 2011.