Comparison of real-time PCR and a microimmunofluorescence serological assay for detection of Chlamydophila pneumoniae infection in an outbreak investigation

Alvaro J. Benitez, Kathleen A. Thurman, Maureen H. Diaz, Laura Conklin, Newton E. Kendig, Jonas M. Winchell

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Abstract

We assessed the performance of a recently validated real-time PCR assay and a commercially available microimmunofluorescence serologic test for the detection of Chlamydophila pneumoniae infection during an outbreak. Evaluation of specimens from 137 individuals suggests that real-time PCR holds greater utility as a diagnostic tool for early C. pneumoniae detection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)151-153
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Volume50
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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