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Test ID: ZH072

M pneumoniae PCR

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  • Specimen Type: BAL, Sputum, CSF or throat
  • Frequency: Setup: Daily; Analytic time 3 days
  • Instructions: 1mL BAL, CSF or sputum in sterile container or 3mL throat or NG swab in sterile M4 media. Refrigerated.
  • Text: A positive result indicates the presence of Mycoplasma pneumoniae. A negative result does not rule out the presence of Mycoplasma pneumoniae and may be due to the presence of inhibitors within the specimen matrix, or the presence of organisms at numbers below the limits of detection of the assay.
  • Methodology: Rapid Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Using Light Cycler and Fluorescent Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET)

 

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