Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, August 3rd, 2004
According to a study from Japan, "a multiplex polymerase chain reaction (PCR) was developed for the simultaneous detection of Chlamydia pneumoniae, Mycoplasma pneumoniae and Legionella pneumophila. Oligonucleotide primers for the amplification of the DNA of these three organisms were optimized for use in combination in the same reaction. PCR products were detected by the Micro-Chip Electrophoresis Analysis System."
"Clinical samples were obtained from 208 community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) patients who were participants in a multicenter CAP surveillance study...
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