Rapid and Standardized Detection of Chlamydia pneumoniae Using LightCycler Real-Time Fluorescence PCR

@article{Reischl2003RapidAS,
  title={Rapid and Standardized Detection of Chlamydia pneumoniae Using LightCycler Real-Time Fluorescence PCR},
  author={Udo Reischl and Norbert Lehn and Ulrike Simnacher and Reinhard Marre and Andreas Essig},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
  year={2003},
  volume={22},
  pages={54-57}
}
In order to meet the need of many microbiological laboratories for a standardized system for detecting Chlamydia pneumoniae in respiratory specimens, a hybridization probe-based LightCycler (Roche Diagnostics, Germany) PCR assay was developed. The assay's analytical sensitivity and specificity were evaluated according to the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (USA) and Laboratory Centre for Disease Control (Canada). Seventy-four bacterial species other than… CONTINUE READING