MALDI Biotyper® Receives AOAC International Approvals
Q Laboratories served as the lead laboratory for two studies gaining AOAC-Official Methods of Analysis (OMA) Status for the Bruker MALDI BioTyper® (MBT): Confirmation and Identification of Salmonella spp, Cronobacter spp. and Other Gram Negative Organisms by MBT Method (OMA#2017.09) and Confirmation and Identification of Listeria monocytogenes, Listeria spp. and Other Gram Positive Organisms by MBT Method (OMA#2017.10). With the approvals, Q Laboratories can now offer this cost-effective technology to food industry clients, allowing for quicker turn-around times on confirmation of presumptive-positive pathogen results.