Rapid species identification of Candida directly from blood culture broths by Sepsityper-MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry: impact on antifungal therapy

Rapid identification of Candida species facilitates pathogen-directed therapy with either fluconazole or an echinocandin.

Method We applied Sepsityper matrix-assisted laser desorption ionisationtime of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF-MS) technology on positive blood culture broths for rapid species identification.