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ELIZABETH A WAGAR

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InstitutionMD Anderson
DepartmentLaboratory Medicine
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    1. Li J, Chang HM, Banchs J, Araujo DM, Hassan SA, Wagar EA, Yeh ETH, Meng QH. Detection of subclinical cardiotoxicity in sarcoma patients receiving continuous doxorubicin infusion or pre-treatment with dexrazoxane before bolus doxorubicin. Cardiooncology. 2020; 6:1. PMID: 32154027.
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    2. Le V, Wagar EA, Phipps RA, Del Guidice RE, Le H, Middleton LP. Improving Patient Experience of Wait Times and Courtesy Through Electronic Sign-in and Notification in the Phlebotomy Clinic. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2020 Jun; 144(6):769-775. PMID: 31755777.
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    3. Li J, Wagar EA, Meng QH. Comprehensive assessment of biotin interference in immunoassays. Clin Chim Acta. 2018 Dec; 487:293-298. PMID: 30296442.
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    4. Li J, Ma J, Wagar EA, Liang D, Meng QH. A rapid ultra-performance LC-MS/MS assay for determination of serum unbound fraction of voriconazole in cancer patients. Clin Chim Acta. 2018 Nov; 486:36-41. PMID: 30016626.
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    5. Cao L, Lee CH, Ning J, Handy BC, Wagar EA, Meng QH. Combination of Prostate Cancer Antigen 3 and Prostate-Specific Antigen Improves Diagnostic Accuracy in Men at Risk of Prostate Cancer. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2018 09; 142(9):1106-1112. PMID: 29547000.
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    6. Middleton LP, Phipps R, Routbort M, Prieto V, Medeiros LJ, Riben M, Contreras A, Kelley J, Patel K, Bingham J, Wagar EA. Fifteen-Year Journey to High Reliability in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Am J Med Qual. 2018 Sep/Oct; 33(5):530-539. PMID: 29512395.
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    7. Wu X, Ye Y, Barcenas CH, Chow WH, Meng QH, Chavez-MacGregor M, Hildebrandt MA, Zhao H, Gu X, Deng Y, Wagar E, Esteva FJ, Tripathy D, Hortobagyi GN. Personalized Prognostic Prediction Models for Breast Cancer Recurrence and Survival Incorporating Multidimensional Data. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2017 07 01; 109(7). PMID: 28376179.
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    8. Tu H, Gu J, Meng QH, Kim J, Strom S, Davis JW, He Y, Wagar EA, Thompson TC, Logothetis CJ, Wu X. Low serum testosterone is associated with tumor aggressiveness and poor prognosis in prostate cancer. Oncol Lett. 2017 Mar; 13(3):1949-1957. PMID: 28454349.
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    9. Cao L, Zhu W, Wagar EA, Meng QH. Biomarkers for monitoring chemotherapy-induced cardiotoxicity. Crit Rev Clin Lab Sci. 2017 03; 54(2):87-101. PMID: 28013560.
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    10. Meng QH, Wagar EA. Where Is the PSA? Clin Chem. 2016 09; 62(9):1281-2. PMID: 27573457.
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    11. Cao L, Chen M, Phipps RA, Del Guidice RE, Handy BC, Wagar EA, Meng QH. Causes and impact of specimen rejection in a clinical chemistry laboratory. Clin Chim Acta. 2016 Jul 01; 458:154-8. PMID: 27166198.
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    12. Yang Z, Qdaisat A, Hu Z, Wagar EA, Reyes-Gibby C, Meng QH, Yeung SC. Cardiac Troponin Is a Predictor of Septic Shock Mortality in Cancer Patients in an Emergency Department: A Retrospective Cohort Study. PLoS One. 2016; 11(4):e0153492. PMID: 27077648.
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    13. Wagar E. Bioterrorism and the Role of the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory. Clin Microbiol Rev. 2016 Jan; 29(1):175-89. PMID: 26656673.
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    14. Cao L, Wagar EA, Meng QH. A young boy with recurrent headache, lethargy, and hyponatremia. Clin Chim Acta. 2016 Feb 15; 454:46-8. PMID: 26747959.
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    15. Wu X, Hildebrandt MA, Ye Y, Chow WH, Gu J, Cunningham S, Zhao H, Hawk ET, Wagar E, Rodriguez A, Hamilton SR. Cohort Profile: The MD Anderson Cancer Patients and Survivors Cohort (MDA-CPSC). Int J Epidemiol. 2016 06; 45(3):713-713f. PMID: 26686840.
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    16. Tu H, Gu J, Meng QH, Kim J, Davis JW, He Y, Wagar EA, Thompson TC, Logothetis CJ, Wu X. Mitochondrial DNA copy number in peripheral blood leukocytes and the aggressiveness of localized prostate cancer. Oncotarget. 2015 Dec 08; 6(39):41988-96. PMID: 26515605.
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    17. Meng QH, Wagar EA. A Patient with Persistent Lactation and Recurrent Hypercalcemia. Clin Chem. 2015 Nov; 61(11):1328-31. PMID: 26511349.
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    18. Meng QH, Handy BC, Wagar EA. Falsely elevated tacrolimus concentrations on the Dimension Xpand. Clin Biochem. 2015 Nov; 48(16-17):1210. PMID: 26160209.
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    19. Ramsey G, Wagar EA, Grimm EE, Friedberg RC, Souers RJ, Lehman CM. Red blood cell transfusion practices: a College of American Pathologists Q-Probes study of compliance with audit criteria in 128 hospitals. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2015 Mar; 139(3):351-5. PMID: 25724032.
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    20. Robb JA, Bry L, Sluss PM, Wagar EA, Kennedy MF. A Call to Standardize Preanalytic Data Elements for Biospecimens, Part II. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2015 Sep; 139(9):1125-8. PMID: 25594725.
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    21. Meng QH, Wagar EA. Laboratory approaches for the diagnosis and assessment of hypercalcemia. Crit Rev Clin Lab Sci. 2015; 52(3):107-19. PMID: 25327435.
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    22. Meng QH, Wagar EA. Pseudohyperkalemia: A new twist on an old phenomenon. Crit Rev Clin Lab Sci. 2015; 52(2):45-55. PMID: 25319088.
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    23. Hassell LA, Wagar EA. Twenty (forward looking) questions. J Pathol Inform. 2014; 5(1):27. PMID: 25191626.
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    24. Wagar EA. Credibility. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2014 Jul; 138(7):873-5. PMID: 24978912.
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    25. Meng QH, Wagar EA. Severe hypophosphatemia in a 79-year-old man. Clin Chem. 2014 Jul; 60(7):928-31. PMID: 24973428.
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    26. Meng QH, Handy B, Wagar E. A case of green blood. Clin Chem. 2014 Apr; 60(4):695-6. PMID: 24682689.
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    27. Wagar EA, Phipps R, Del Guidice R, Middleton LP, Bingham J, Prejean C, Johnson-Hamilton M, Philip P, Le NH, Muses W. Inpatient preanalytic process improvements. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2013 Dec; 137(12):1753-60. PMID: 24283855.
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    28. Meng QH, Xu E, Hildebrandt MA, Liang D, Lu K, Ye Y, Wagar EA, Wu X. Genetic variants in the fibroblast growth factor pathway as potential markers of ovarian cancer risk, therapeutic response, and clinical outcome. Clin Chem. 2014 Jan; 60(1):222-32. PMID: 24146310.
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    29. Meng QH, Handy B, Wagar EA. It's not easy being blue-green. Ann Lab Med. 2013 Nov; 33(6):457-8. PMID: 24205497.
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    30. Meng QH, Handy B, Wagar E. Confirmatory testing of urine ketones and bilirubin: still necessary? Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2013 Aug; 137(8):1028-9. PMID: 23899056.
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    31. Volmar KE, Wilkinson DS, Wagar EA, Lehman CM. Utilization of stat test priority in the clinical laboratory: a College of American Pathologists q-probes study of 52 institutions. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2013 Feb; 137(2):220-7. PMID: 23368864.
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    32. Wagar EA, Mitchell MJ, Carroll KC, Beavis KG, Petti CA, Schlaberg R, Yasin B. A review of sentinel laboratory performance: identification and notification of bioterrorism agents. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2010 Oct; 134(10):1490-503. PMID: 20923306.
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    33. Valenstein PN, Stankovic AK, Souers RJ, Schneider F, Wagar EA. Document control practices in 120 clinical laboratories. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2009 Jun; 133(6):942-9. PMID: 19492888.
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    34. Valenstein PN, Wagar EA, Stankovic AK, Walsh MK, Schneider F. Notification of critical results: a College of American Pathologists Q-Probes study of 121 institutions. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2008 Dec; 132(12):1862-7. PMID: 19061281.
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    35. Wagar EA, Stankovic AK, Raab S, Nakhleh RE, Walsh MK. Specimen labeling errors: a Q-probes analysis of 147 clinical laboratories. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2008 Oct; 132(10):1617-22. PMID: 18834220.
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    36. Bekeris LG, Jones BA, Walsh MK, Wagar EA. Urine culture contamination: a College of American Pathologists Q-Probes study of 127 laboratories. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2008 Jun; 132(6):913-7. PMID: 18517272.
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    37. Wagar EA, Friedberg RC, Souers R, Stankovic AK. Critical values comparison: a College of American Pathologists Q-Probes survey of 163 clinical laboratories. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2007 Dec; 131(12):1769-75. PMID: 18081434.
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    38. Wagar EA, Yuan S. The laboratory and patient safety. Clin Lab Med. 2007 Dec; 27(4):909-30, viii-ix. PMID: 17950905.
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    39. Friedberg RC, Souers R, Wagar EA, Stankovic AK, Valenstein PN. The origin of reference intervals. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2007 Mar; 131(3):348-57. PMID: 17516737.
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    40. Wagar EA, Stankovic AK, Wilkinson DS, Walsh M, Souers RJ. Assessment monitoring of laboratory critical values: a College of American Pathologists Q-Tracks study of 180 institutions. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2007 Jan; 131(1):44-9. PMID: 17227122.
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    41. Wagar EA, Tamashiro L, Yasin B, Hilborne L, Bruckner DA. Patient safety in the clinical laboratory: a longitudinal analysis of specimen identification errors. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2006 Nov; 130(11):1662-8. PMID: 17076528.
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    42. Nickerson MT, Farnworth R, Wagar E, Hodge SM, Rousseau D, Paulson AT. Some physical and microstructural properties of genipin-crosslinked gelatin-maltodextrin hydrogels. Int J Biol Macromol. 2006 Feb 28; 38(1):40-4. PMID: 16443267.
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    43. Baker SC, Bauer SR, Beyer RP, Brenton JD, Bromley B, Burrill J, Causton H, Conley MP, Elespuru R, Fero M, Foy C, Fuscoe J, Gao X, Gerhold DL, Gilles P, Goodsaid F, Guo X, Hackett J, Hockett RD, Ikonomi P, Irizarry RA, Kawasaki ES, Kaysser-Kranich T, Kerr K, Kiser G, Koch WH, Lee KY, Liu C, Liu ZL, Lucas A, Manohar CF, Miyada G, Modrusan Z, Parkes H, Puri RK, Reid L, Ryder TB, Salit M, Samaha RR, Scherf U, Sendera TJ, Setterquist RA, Shi L, Shippy R, Soriano JV, Wagar EA, Warrington JA, Williams M, Wilmer F, Wilson M, Wolber PK, Wu X, Zadro R. The External RNA Controls Consortium: a progress report. Nat Methods. 2005 Oct; 2(10):731-4. PMID: 16179916.
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    44. Yasin B, Pang M, Wagar EA. A cumulative experience examining the effect of natural and synthetic antimicrobial peptides vs. Chlamydia trachomatis. J Pept Res. 2004 Aug; 64(2):65-71. PMID: 15251032.
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    45. Yasin B, Wang W, Pang M, Cheshenko N, Hong T, Waring AJ, Herold BC, Wagar EA, Lehrer RI. Theta defensins protect cells from infection by herpes simplex virus by inhibiting viral adhesion and entry. J Virol. 2004 May; 78(10):5147-56. PMID: 15113897.
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    46. Horowitz RE, Naritoku W, Wagar EA. Management training for pathology residents: a regional approach. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2004 Jan; 128(1):59-63. PMID: 14692810.
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    47. Yasin B, Pang M, Lehrer RI, Wagar EA. Activity of Novispirin G-10, a novel antimicrobial peptide against Chlamydia trachomatis and vaginosis-associated bacteria. Exp Mol Pathol. 2003 Apr; 74(2):190-5. PMID: 12710952.
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    48. Yasin B, Pang M, Wagar EA, Lehrer RI. Examination of Chlamydia trachomatis infection in environments mimicking normal and abnormal vaginal pH. Sex Transm Dis. 2002 Sep; 29(9):514-9. PMID: 12218842.
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    49. Yasin B, Pang M, Turner JS, Cho Y, Dinh NN, Waring AJ, Lehrer RI, Wagar EA. Evaluation of the inactivation of infectious Herpes simplex virus by host-defense peptides. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2000 Mar; 19(3):187-94. PMID: 10795591.
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    50. Haake DA, Mazel MK, McCoy AM, Milward F, Chao G, Matsunaga J, Wagar EA. Leptospiral outer membrane proteins OmpL1 and LipL41 exhibit synergistic immunoprotection. Infect Immun. 1999 Dec; 67(12):6572-82. PMID: 10569777.
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    51. McCabe KM, Zhang YH, Huang BL, Wagar EA, McCabe ER. Bacterial species identification after DNA amplification with a universal primer pair. Mol Genet Metab. 1999 Mar; 66(3):205-11. PMID: 10066390.
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    52. Giese MJ, Berliner JA, Riesner A, Wagar EA, Mondino BJ. A comparison of the early inflammatory effects of an agr-/sar- versus a wild type strain of Staphylococcus aureus in a rat model of endophthalmitis. Curr Eye Res. 1999 Mar; 18(3):177-85. PMID: 10342372.
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    53. Barnett JK, Barnett D, Bolin CA, Summers TA, Wagar EA, Cheville NF, Hartskeerl RA, Haake DA. Expression and distribution of leptospiral outer membrane components during renal infection of hamsters. Infect Immun. 1999 Feb; 67(2):853-61. PMID: 9916100.
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    54. Tufail A, Moe AA, Miller MJ, Wagar EA, Bruckner DA, Holland GN. Quantitative cytomegalovirus DNA level in the blood and its relationship to cytomegalovirus retinitis in patients with acquired immune deficiency syndrome. Ophthalmology. 1999 Jan; 106(1):133-41. PMID: 9917794.
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    55. Labarca JA, Wagar EA, Grasmick AE, Kokkinos HM, Bruckner DA. Critical evaluation of 4-week incubation for fungal cultures: is the fourth week useful? J Clin Microbiol. 1998 Dec; 36(12):3683-5. PMID: 9817896.
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    56. Schmiel DH, Wagar E, Karamanou L, Weeks D, Miller VL. Phospholipase A of Yersinia enterocolitica contributes to pathogenesis in a mouse model. Infect Immun. 1998 Aug; 66(8):3941-51. PMID: 9673284.
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    57. Labarca JA, Pegues DA, Wagar EA, Hindler JA, Bruckner DA. Something's rotten: a nosocomial outbreak of malodorous Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Clin Infect Dis. 1998 Jun; 26(6):1440-6. PMID: 9636877.
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    58. Ahn CY, Ko CY, Wagar EA, Wong RS, Shaw WW. Microbial evaluation: 139 implants removed from symptomatic patients. Plast Reconstr Surg. 1996 Dec; 98(7):1225-9. PMID: 8942908.
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    59. Yasin B, Lehrer RI, Harwig SS, Wagar EA. Protegrins: structural requirements for inactivating elementary bodies of Chlamydia trachomatis. Infect Immun. 1996 Nov; 64(11):4863-6. PMID: 8890254.
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    60. Yasin B, Harwig SS, Lehrer RI, Wagar EA. Susceptibility of Chlamydia trachomatis to protegrins and defensins. Infect Immun. 1996 Mar; 64(3):709-13. PMID: 8641770.
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    61. Wagar EA. Defining the unknown: molecular methods for finding new microbes. J Clin Lab Anal. 1996; 10(6):331-4. PMID: 8951599.
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    62. Wagar EA. Direct hybridization and amplification applications for the diagnosis of infectious diseases. J Clin Lab Anal. 1996; 10(6):312-25. PMID: 8951597.
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    63. Pepe JC, Wachtel MR, Wagar E, Miller VL. Pathogenesis of defined invasion mutants of Yersinia enterocolitica in a BALB/c mouse model of infection. Infect Immun. 1995 Dec; 63(12):4837-48. PMID: 7591144.
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    64. Ahn CY, Ko CY, Wagar EA, Wong RS, Shaw WW. Clinical significance of intracapsular fluid in patients' breast implants. Ann Plast Surg. 1995 Nov; 35(5):455-7. PMID: 8579261.
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    65. Wagar EA, Giese MJ, Yasin B, Pang M. The glycyl-tRNA synthetase of Chlamydia trachomatis. J Bacteriol. 1995 Sep; 177(17):5179-85. PMID: 7665503.
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    66. Foley DM, Gayek RJ, Skare JT, Wagar EA, Champion CI, Blanco DR, Lovett MA, Miller JN. Rabbit model of Lyme borreliosis: erythema migrans, infection-derived immunity, and identification of Borrelia burgdorferi proteins associated with virulence and protective immunity. J Clin Invest. 1995 Aug; 96(2):965-75. PMID: 7635989.
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    67. Miller MJ, Bovey S, Pado K, Bruckner DA, Wagar EA. Application of PCR to multiple specimen types for diagnosis of cytomegalovirus infection: comparison with cell culture and shell vial assay. J Clin Microbiol. 1994 Jan; 32(1):5-10. PMID: 8126204.
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    68. Wagar EA, Safarians S, Pang M. Analysis of genomic DNA from Chlamydia trachomatis for Dam and Dcm methylation. FEMS Microbiol Lett. 1992 Nov 01; 77(1-3):161-8. PMID: 1459404.
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    69. Wagar EA, Pang M. The gene for the S7 ribosomal protein of Chlamydia trachomatis: characterization within the chlamydial str operon. Mol Microbiol. 1992 Feb; 6(3):327-35. PMID: 1552847.
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    70. Wagar EA, Pang M. The gene for the S7 ribosomal protein of Chlamydia trachomatis: characterization within the chlamydial sfr operon. Mol Microbiol. 1992 Feb; 6(3):327-335. PMID: 28776799.
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    71. Wagar EA, Schachter J, Bavoil P, Stephens RS. Differential human serologic response to two 60,000 molecular weight Chlamydia trachomatis antigens. J Infect Dis. 1990 Oct; 162(4):922-7. PMID: 2205652.
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    72. Wagar EA, Stephens RS. Developmental-form-specific DNA-binding proteins in Chlamydia spp. Infect Immun. 1988 Jul; 56(7):1678-84. PMID: 3384472.
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    73. Stephens RS, Wagar EA, Schoolnik GK. High-resolution mapping of serovar-specific and common antigenic determinants of the major outer membrane protein of Chlamydia trachomatis. J Exp Med. 1988 Mar 01; 167(3):817-31. PMID: 2450954.
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    74. Stephens RS, Wagar EA, Edman U. Developmental regulation of tandem promoters for the major outer membrane protein gene of Chlamydia trachomatis. J Bacteriol. 1988 Feb; 170(2):744-50. PMID: 2448291.
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    75. Stephens RS, Sanchez-Pescador R, Wagar EA, Inouye C, Urdea MS. Diversity of Chlamydia trachomatis major outer membrane protein genes. J Bacteriol. 1987 Sep; 169(9):3879-85. PMID: 3040664.
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    76. Coleman DL, Luce JM, Wilber JC, Ferrer JJ, Stephens BG, Margaretten W, Wagar EA, Hadley WK, Pifer LL, Moss AR, et al. Antibody to the retrovirus associated with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Presence in presumably healthy San Franciscans who died unexpectedly. Arch Intern Med. 1986 Apr; 146(4):713-5. PMID: 3008678.
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    77. Blumenfeld W, Wagar E, Hadley WK. Use of the transbronchial biopsy for diagnosis of opportunistic pulmonary infections in acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Am J Clin Pathol. 1984 Jan; 81(1):1-5. PMID: 6318546.
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    78. Gottfried EL, Wagar EA. Laboratory testing: a practical guide. Dis Mon. 1983 Aug; 29(11):1-41. PMID: 6554191.
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    79. Genetic variants in the fibroblast growth factor pathway as potential markers of ovarian cancer risk, therapeutic response, and clinical outcome. Clinical Chemistry. 60:222-232.
    80. Where is the PSA?. Clinical Chemistry. 62:1281-1282.
    81. Molecular diagnostics in infectious disease. Patient Care. 34:110-129.
    82. Inpatient preanalytic process improvements. Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. 137:1753-1760.
    83. Causes and impact of specimen rejection in a clinical chemistry laboratory. Clinica Chimica Acta. 458:154-158.
    84. Mitochondrial DNA copy number in peripheral blood leukocytes and the aggressiveness of localized prostate cancer. Oncotarget. 6:41988-41996.
    85. A young boy with recurrent headache, lethargy, and hyponatremia. Clinica Chimica Acta. 454:46-48.
    86. Cardiac troponin is a predictor of Septic shock mortality in cancer patients in an emergency department. PLoS One. 11.
    87. Antibody to the Retrovirus Associated With the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). Archives of Internal Medicine. 146:713-715.
    88. Erratum. Laboratory Medicine. 37:381.
    89. Point-of-care testing. Laboratory Medicine. 39:560-563.
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