Arshad N. Ahsanuddin

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We describe the validation of a test for the quantification of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) DNA (viral load) using the Artus EBV TM PCR analyte-specific reagent (ASR; QIAGEN Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany). A dilution series demonstrated a limit of detection of 2.25 log(10) copies/mL (>95% positivity rate). The limit of quantification was 3.90 log(10) copies/mL(More)
A child with a complicated medical history that included asplenia acquired an infection with Babesia microti in the summer of 2013 and had not travelled outside of Manitoba. Although the clinical findings were subtle, astute laboratory work helped to reach a preliminary identification of Babesia species, while reference laboratory testing confirmed the(More)
Systemic mastocytosis (SM) with associated clonal nonmast cell lineage disease is seen in up to 20% cases of SM. SM is uncommon in the pediatric population. T (8; 21) (q22; q22) is a good prognostic factor in acute myeloid leukemia (AML). However, the presence of SM confers poor prognosis in t (8; 21) (q22; q22) associated AML. We report the case of a child(More)
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