Prospective Evaluation of a MALDI-TOF MS System in a Hospital Clinical Microbiology Laboratory for the Identification of Bacteria and Yeasts: a Bench-by-Bench Study to Assess the Impact on Time-to-Identification (TTI) and Cost-Effectiveness
Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 08/02/2012
Tan KE et al. – The model included the fixed annual costs of the MALDI–TOF MS, such as the cost of protein standards and instrument maintenance, and the annual prevalence of organisms encountered in the laboratory. This comprehensive cost–analysis model can be generalized to other moderate– to high–volume laboratories.