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

Last week's results; reported 5/2/16

RSV Rapid Antigen Test

  • 4/54 (7.4%) YTD 642/3224 (20%) 

Influenza Rapid Antigen Test

  • 10 FluA, 29 FluB/221 (18%) YTD 1298/5768 (23%)

Rotavirus Rapid Antigen Test

  • 0/2 (0%) YTD 2/122 (1.6%)

Enterovirus/Human Parechovirus PCR

  • EV 1/14 (7%); year to date 5/190 (2.6%)
  • HPeV 0/12 (0%); year to date 0/120 (0%)

Viral culture:

  • No respiratory viruses isolated last week

Respiratory Panel PCR:

  • 1 Influenza B
  • 2 Respiratory syncytial virus
  • 1 Human Metapneumovirus
  • 2 Adenovirus
  • 2 Parainfluenza 3
  • 29 Rhinovirus/Enterovirus
  • 2 Coronavirus OC43

 Group A Streptococcus Rapid Antigen Test

Rapid Test

Positive/Total

Follow-Up Culture

Children's Mercy Hospital

(20/75) 27%

(6) 11%

Children's Mercy Northland

(34/101) 34%

(0) 0%

 Children's Mercy Kansas

(28/78) 36%

(4) 8%

Children's Mercy West

(4/19) 21%

(2) 13%

Children's Mercy Broadway

(4/13) 31%

(2) 22%

Children's Mercy Blue Valley

(31/104) 30%

(4) 5%
Children's Mercy East (22/76) 29% (3) 6%

 Notes:

  • 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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