What is Vitek Microbiology?

VITEK 2 is a fully automated system that performs bacterial identification and antibiotic susceptibility testing.

What is Vitek method?

The Vitek 2 Compact (30 card capacity) system uses a fluorogenic methodology for organism identification and a turbidimetric method for susceptibility testing using a 64 well card that is barcoded with information on card type, expiration date, lot number and unique card identification number.

How does the Vitek MS work?

The VITEK® MS system reads each spectrum as a series of peaks that are detected and sorted by mass and intensity. With the use of the Advanced Spectra Classifier, better discrimination is provided as every peak is considered in the calculation of the identification result.

How much does Vitek MS cost?

By VITEK2 60, API and VITEK MS, the time-to-identification for all isolates combined were 416.3h, 1,464h, and 0.7h, while the comparative identification costs were $829.36, $776.10, and $137.26, respectively.

What are the organisms that can be detected by Vitek compact?

VITEK 2 Compact Features specifically developed for industrial microbiology include 21 CFR Part 11 compliance (for electronic records and signatures) and a colorimetric reagent card (BCL) used to identify the spore-forming Gram-positive bacilli (i.e., Bacillus and related genera).

How do I use my Vitek 2 Compact?

Convenient & automatedTOP The VITEK® 2 COMPACT is simple to use: After primary organism isolation, there is minimal handling with a simple standardized inoculum. Place the inoculum into the VITEK® 2 Cassette at the Smart Carrier Station. The VITEK® 2 Card and sample are linked via barcode.

What is MALDI-TOF microbiology?

Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight (MALDI-TOF) is a powerful analytical mass spectrometry technique that has generated numerous diagnostic and clinical applications, especially for the identification of microorganisms for medical diagnosis.

How much does a MALDI-TOF MS cost?

Reagent costs for MALDI-TOF MS were calculated to be $11.33 with all of the aforementioned required materials and consumables. Total costs were then calculated utilizing the direct cost calculation previously mentioned, where technologist time required for each isolate is added to the direct reagent cost.

Is MALDI-TOF expensive?

With MALDI-TOF, Gilligan’s team has results often within an hour, depending on the type of organism. And the cost of materials was $6,469 for one year. That’s 92 percent less than the cost of conventional reagents.

What is AES in microbiology?

The Advanced Expert System (AES) was used in conjunction with the VITEK 2 automated antimicrobial susceptibility test system to ascertain the beta-lactam phenotypes of 196 isolates of the family Enterobacteriaceae and the species Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

What is a Vitek card?

Cards for species-level identification VITEK®2 identification (ID) cards let you easily and safely test and identify a wide range of clinically relevant organisms. Designed for VITEK®2 automated instruments, VITEK®2 ID cards help ensure you can rapidly provide accurate, relevant results.

What is Vitek® MS?

Mass spectrometry microbial identification system VITEK® MS is an automated mass spectrometry microbial identification system that uses Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization Time-of-Flight (MALDI-TOF) technology.

What is the Vitek 2 microbiology system?

This chapter describes the VITEK 2 automated microbiology system and its application in the identification of microorganisms. PRINCIPLES The VITEK 2 is an automated microbiology system utilizing growth-based technology.

Where can I get a micro-identification for my Vitek 2 system?


What is moulds Vitek?

moulds. VITEK ® MS is an innovative, automated microbial identification system that uses MALDI-TOF (Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization Time-of-Flight) technology. In just minutes, this mass spectrometry technology can provide clear identification at the species, genus and family level.