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Mycoplasma suis: lower sensitivity of blood smears compared to PCR

In our study, the comparison of qPCR results with microscopic investigation of Giemsa-stained blood smears revealed a lower sensitivity of the microscopic method: only 33 out of 102 qPCR positive blood samples were microscopically positive (M. suis visualized). No relationship between mean qPCR loads and microscopic observation was observed.

Normand et al., 2020 - Comparison of qPCR and blood smear microscopy for the diagnosis of Mycoplasma suis in a French veterinary practice- publication scientifique élevage porcin