Comparison of a PCR-based diagnostic assay for Mycoplasma pulmonis with traditional detection techniques

S. Sanchez, K. M. Tyler, N. Rozengurt, J. Lida

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)249-256
Number of pages8
JournalLaboratory Animals
Volume2
Publication statusPublished - 1991

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