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

Last week's results; reported 4/24/17

RSV Rapid Antigen

  • 0/17 (0%) YTD 332/1775 (19%)

Influenza Rapid Antigen

  • 3 Flu A, 2 Flu B/76 (7%) YTD 2847/8810 (33%)

Enterovirus/Human Parechovirus PCR

  • EV 0/8 (0%) YTD 2/155 (1 %)
  • HPeV 0/4 (0%) YTD 1/111 (1%)
Pertussis/Parapertussis PCR
  • 0 B. pertussis, 0 B. parapertussis PCR: 0/4 (0%)  YTD 15/174 (9%)
Viral culture:
  • No respiratory viruses isolated last week

Respiratory Panel PCR:

  • 33/65 (51%)
  • 2 Influenza B
  • 2 Human Metapneumovirus
  • 1 Adenovirus
  • 1 Parainfluenza 1
  • 2 Parainfluenza 3
  • 26 Rhinovirus/Enterovirus
  • 2 Coronavirus NL63
Rotavirus Rapid Antigen
  • 1/8 (12%); YTD 25/322 (8%) 
Group A Streptococcus Rapid Antigen Test

Rapid Test

Positive/Total

Follow-Up Culture

Children's Mercy Hospital

(17/50) 34%

(3) 9%

Children's Mercy Northland

(18/68) 26%

(1) 2%

Children's Mercy Kansas

(20/39) 51%

(0) 0%

Children's Mercy West

(1/7) 14%

(1) 17%

Children's Mercy Broadway

(1/5) 20%

(0) 0%

Children's Mercy Blue Valley

(28/87) 32%

(1) 2%
Children's Mercy East (38/110) 35% (4) 6%

 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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