Detection of Mycoplasma pneumoniae and Chlamydophila pneumoniae directly from respiratory clinical specimens using a rapid real-time polymerase chain reaction assay
Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease, 06/20/2012
Diaz MH et al. – Authors developed a rapid real–time polymerase chain reaction assay for detecting Mycoplasma pneumoniae and Chlamydophila pneumoniae directly from respiratory specimens. This procedure provides over 5 times faster results compared to existing methods while maintaining equivalent detection rates for specimens containing limited target organisms.