Mycoplasma pneumoniae PCR
Diagnosis of infections due to Mycoplasma pneumoniae
Specimen source is required.
Submit only one of the above types of specimens.
This assay should only be used for testing of respiratory tract specimens (throat swabs, nasopharyngeal swabs, tracheal secretions, sputum, and bronchoalvelor lavage fluid) and pleural/chest fluid, pericardial fluid and cerebrospinal fluid.
A positive result indicates the presence of Mycoplasma pneumoniae
A negative result does not rule out the presence of M pneumoniae and may be due to the presence of inhibitors within the specimen matrix, or the presence of organisms at numbers below of detection of the assay.