Detection of Mycoplasma pneumoniae in different respiratory specimens

@article{Xu2010DetectionOM,
  title={Detection of Mycoplasma pneumoniae in different respiratory specimens},
  author={Dan Xu and Shuxian Li and Zhimin Chen and L. H. Du},
  journal={European Journal of Pediatrics},
  year={2010},
  volume={170},
  pages={851-858}
}
Mycoplasma pneumoniae (M. pneumoniae) is an important community-acquired pneumonia pathogen. Serological test and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay are the two main laboratory tests to detect M. pneumoniae now. Little information was compared about the sensitivity and specificity of PCR using different specimens including bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL… CONTINUE READING