What is the accuracy of DNA probes in the diagnosis of mycoplasmal pneumonia?

Updated: Dec 28, 2018
  • Author: Michael Joseph Bono, MD, FACEP; Chief Editor: Guy W Soo Hoo, MD, MPH  more...
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A radiolabeled DNA probe detects M pneumoniae ribosomal RNA in respiratory secretions with 90% sensitivity.


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