Detection of Mycoplasma pneumoniae in respiratory samples by real-time PCR using an inhibition control.


Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) with real-time detection using two adjacent fluorescent probes in a Lightcycler instrument was applied for detection of the Mycoplasma pneumoniae P1 protein gene. To monitor inhibition in each sample an internal control was constructed that can be amplified by the same primers but detected by different probes and dual color… (More)