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October 5, 7 pm ET

Topic: MALDI-TOF and the Laboratory: Advantages and Disadvantages

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Luis PlazaPresenter: Luis Plaza, MLS(ASCP)CM, Lead Laboratory Scientist in Microbiology, Microbiology Instructor at the University of Central Florida, and Let’s Talk Micro Podcast Host

Description: Matrix assisted laser desorption ionization – time of flight (MALDI-TOF) has made changes in the way we identify microorganisms in the clinical microbiology laboratory. Are you familiar with this method? In this session we’ll discuss MALDI-TOF and how this method has impacted the way we work in the laboratory.


  1. Explain how MALDI-TOF works and how it’s used in the laboratory.
  2. Describe the positive impact this method has had on clinical microbiology.
  3. Discuss how this method has changed the workflow and the challenges and disadvantages this presents.

Instruction Level: Intermediate

Registration: Free for ASCLS members; $10 for non-members

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