Vito G. DelVecchio - Scranton PA
Gary L. Gallia - Philadelphia PA
Ferne K. McCleskey - San Antonio TX
University of Scranton - Scranton PA
Research Corporation Technologies, Inc. - Tucson AZ
The present invention is directed to a rapid and sensitive method for detecting Mycoplasma hominis using M. hominis-specific probes, oligonucleotides or antibodies. In particular a target sequence can be amplified by in vitro nucleic acid amplification techniques, detected by nucleic acid hybridization using the subject probes and oligonucleotides or detected by immunoassay using M. hominis-specific antibodies. M. hominis-specific nucleic acids which do not recognize or hybridize to genomic nucleic acid of other Mycoplasma species are also provided.