Becky C. Allen

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The authors report on the development and application of a rapid TaqMan assay for the detection of West Nile (WN) virus in a variety of human clinical specimens and field-collected specimens. Oligonucleotide primers and FAM- and TAMRA-labeled WN virus-specific probes were designed by using the nucleotide sequence of the New York 1999 WN virus isolate. The(More)
To define the virus specificity of the immunoglobulin M (IgM) antibody-capture enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (MAC-ELISA) among the medically important members of the Japanese encephalitis (JE) virus serocomplex of flaviviruses, 103 IgM-positive human serum samples from patients with confirmed West Nile (WN) virus, St. Louis encephalitis (SLE) virus, or(More)
Several studies have suggested that HMB-45 is a specific marker for melanoma, presumably due to its ability to detect a glycoprotein that is present in premelanosomes. The present study was conducted to evaluate whether HMB-45 is an absolutely specific antigenic determinant for melanoma and the role that testing with this antibody has in the differential(More)
2000, 38(11):4066. J. Clin. Microbiol. Davis and John T. Roehrig Nicholas A. Panella, Becky C. Allen, Kate E. Volpe, Brent S. Godsey, Carl J. Mitchell, Harry M. Savage, Nicholas Komar, Robert S. Lanciotti, Amy J. Kerst, Roger S. Nasci, Marvin S. TaqMan Reverse Transcriptase-PCR Assay Mosquitoes, and Avian Samples by a Human Clinical Specimens,(More)
Characterization of poorly differentiated neoplasms can be a challenging task for the surgical pathologist. It is essential that the entire spectrum of immunomorphologic findings of various tumors be recognized to avoid improper characterization of a given neoplasm, which may in turn adversely affect patient management. Tumor characterization is complicated(More)
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