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APMIS. 1989 Nov;97(11):1046-8.

Detection of Mycoplasma pneumoniae in simulated clinical samples by polymerase chain reaction. Brief report.

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Mycoplasma Laboratory, Statens Seruminstitut, Copenhagen, Denmark.


Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) was used to detect Mycoplasma (M) pneumoniae DNA in simulated clinical samples. Throat swabs were mixed with known amounts of broth-grown M. pneumoniae cells. An estimated detection limit of less than 40 colony forming units (cfu) was obtained without the need for time-consuming hybridization. The PCR is completed in one day and may be useful for the early detection of M. pneumoniae in clinical samples.

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