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

Last week's results; reported 7/18/16

Enterovirus/Human Parechovirus PCR

  • EV 1/8 (13%); year to date 15/301 (5%)
  • HPeV 1/6 (17%); year to date 4/200 (2%)

Viral culture:

  • No respiratory virus was isolated last week.

Respiratory Panel PCR:

  • 1 Adenovirus 
  • 3 Influenza 3    
  • 9 Rhinovirus/Enterovirus
  • 1 Coronavirus 229E
Pertussis/Parapertussis PCR:
  • 0 Pertussis, 1 Parapertussis PCR:  1/10 (10%)  YTD 25/334 (7%)

 Group A Streptococcus Rapid Antigen Test

Rapid Test

Positive/Total

Follow-Up Culture

Children's Mercy Hospital

(13/41) 32%

(1) 4%

Children's Mercy Northland

(14/51) 27%

(0) 0%

 Children's Mercy Kansas

(13/52) 25%

(2) 5%

Children's Mercy West

(1/1) 100%

(0) 0%

Children's Mercy Broadway

(1/8) 13%

(1) 14%

Children's Mercy Blue Valley

(16/58) 28%

(0) 0%
Children's Mercy East (12/57) 21% (1) 2%

 Notes:

  • Seasonal rapid antigen testing for RSV discontinue 5/17/16
  • Seasonal rapid antigen testing for RSV started 11/4/15
  • Seasonal rapid antigen testing for Rota started 11/4/15
  • Seasonal rapid antigen testing for Flu started 1/13/16

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