Current diagnosis of infection by Mycoplasma pulmonis, an important pathogen of laboratory rodent colonies worlwide, is based on serological, histopathological and culture techniques which can be slow and unreliable. A polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay for M. pulmonis diagnosis was compared to current diagnostic methods. This PCR based technique allows a more specific, sensitive and rapid diagnosis of M. pulmonis from various tissues by comparison with culture and histopathology.
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 1991|