Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Weekly Updates
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Weekly Updates

Last week's results; reported 3/20/17

RSV Rapid Antigen

  • 5/64 (8%) YTD 315/1595 (20%)

Influenza Rapid Antigen

  • 42 Flu A, 106 Flu B/525 (29 %) YTD 2660/7702 (29%)

Enterovirus/Human Parechovirus PCR

  • EV 0/11 (0%) YTD 2/117 (2 %)
  • HPeV 0/10 (0%) YTD 1/88 (1%)
Pertussis/Parapertussis PCR
  • 1 B. pertussis, 0 B. parapertussis PCR: 1/9 (11%)  YTD 8/131 (6%)
Viral culture:
  • No respiratory virus was isolated last week

Respiratory Panel PCR:

  • 8 Influenza B
  • 7 RSV
  • 6 hMPV
  • 5 Adenovirus
  • 1 Parainfluenza 2
  • 3 Parainfluenza 3
  • 1 Parainfluenza 4
  • 17 Rhinovirus/Enterovirus
  • 1 Coronovirus NL63
  • 4 Coronovairus 229E
  • 1 M. pneumoniae
Rotavirus Rapid Antigen
  • 4/13 (30%); YTD 18/280 (6%) 
Group A Streptococcus Rapid Antigen Test

Rapid Test

Positive/Total

Follow-Up Culture

Children's Mercy Hospital

(30/90) 33%

(7) 12%

Children's Mercy Northland

(58/142) 41%

(3) 4%

Children's Mercy Kansas

(28/64) 44%

(2) 6%

Children's Mercy West

(1/7) 14%

(1) 17%

Children's Mercy Broadway

(3/18) 17%

(2) 13%

Children's Mercy Blue Valley

(31/82) 38%

(1) 2%
Children's Mercy East (50/141) 35% (4) 4%

 Notes:

  • Seasonal rapid antigen testing for RSV started 10/24/16
  • Seasonal rapid antigen testing for Flu started 12/27/16
  • Seasonal rapid antigen testing for Rota started 3/9/17

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