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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of clinical microbiology|
|State||Published - Jan 2012|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)