TABLE 1.

Detection of C. pneumoniae in each of three locations by real-time PCR analysis of 35 patient samples

Origin of sampleResult of real-time PCR
No. negative/ totalNo. positive/ totalAvg quantityaRangea
Nasopharynx29/356/3515,000600-50,000
Throat31/354/353,1001,400-6,100
Sputum22/3513/35860,000940-6,700,000
  • a Copies per milliliter of acetylcysteine-treated sample.