TABLE 3.

Best-match identification results of 43 clinical Nocardia isolates with the MALDI BioTyper database alone and enriched with our own Nocardia database

Log scoreIsolate result determined with MALDI BioTyper databaseIsolate result determined with MALDI BioTyper database supplemented with spectra issued from our home-made database
%No. identified/totalNo. misidentified/total%No. identified/totalNo. misidentified/total
Species levelGenus levelSpecies levelGenus level
≥22310/437934/43
≥1.7 and <2217/432/4393/431/43
<1.7569/4315/43121/432/432/43