Constance A Bell
Affiliation: Walter Reed Army Medical Center
- A real-time combined polymerase chain reaction assay for the rapid detection and differentiation of Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Ehrlichia chaffeensis, and Ehrlichia ewingiiConstance A Bell
Division of Clinical Microbiology, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 53:301-6. 2005..Sensitivity and specificity were at least 100% compared with conventional PCR. This assay provides a rapid method for the detection and differentiation of the causative agents of human ehrlichiosis in the United States...
- Specimens from a vesicular lesion caused by molluscum contagiosum virus produced a cytopathic effect in cell culture that mimicked that produced by herpes simplex virusConstance A Bell
Department of Pathology and Area Laboratory Services, Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
J Clin Microbiol 44:283-6. 2006..As reported herein, viral culture of specimens from atypical lesions may produce an abortive infection in limited cell lines and a cytopathic effect suggestive of herpes simplex virus...
- Detection of Bacillus anthracis DNA by LightCycler PCRConstance A Bell
Division of Clinical Microbiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA
J Clin Microbiol 40:2897-902. 2002..anthracis. Additional clinical studies are required to determine the usefulness of this test for the rapid identification of B. anthracis directly from human specimens...
- Application of rapid-cycle real-time polymerase chain reaction for the detection of microbial pathogens: the Mayo-Roche Rapid Anthrax TestJames R Uhl
Division of Clinical Microbiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
Mayo Clin Proc 77:673-80. 2002..This latter test is commercially available as the result of a collaborative venture between Mayo Clinic and Roche Applied Science, hence the designation The Mayo-Roche Rapid Anthrax Test...