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

Last week's results; reported 1/15/18

Influenza Rapid Antigen

  • 380 Flu A, 79 Flu B: 459/1051 (44%) YTD 1333/4909 (28%)

RSV Rapid Antigen

  • 45/121 (37%) YTD 270/891 (30%)

Enterovirus/Human Parechovirus PCR

  • EV 0/4 (0%) YTD 0/18 (0%)
  • HPeV 0/4 (0%) YTD 0/15 (0%)
Pertussis/Parapertussis PCR
  • 0 B. pertussis, 0 B. parapertussis PCR: 0/4 (0%)  YTD 2/14 (14%)
Viral culture:
  • 1 Influenza A
  • 1 RSV

Respiratory Panel PCR:

  • 40/80 (50%)
  • 2 Influenza A H3
  • 2 Influenza A H1N1
  • 3 Influenza B
  • 19 Respiratory syncytial virus
  • 3 Human metapneumovirus
  • 1 Adenovirus
  • 6 Rhinovirus/Enterovirus
  • 2 Coronavirus HKU1
  • 3 Coronavirus NL63
  • 10 Coronavirus OC43
Group A Streptococcus Rapid Antigen Test

Rapid Test

Positive/Total

Follow-Up Culture

Children's Mercy Hospital

(25/95) 26%

(10) 14%

Children's Mercy Northland

(58/152) 38%

(4) 4%

Children's Mercy Kansas

(14/60) 23%

(3) 7%

Children's Mercy West

(3/9) 33%

(0) 0%

Children's Mercy Broadway

(8/19) 42%

(0) 0%

Children's Mercy Blue Valley

(42/149) 28%

(7) 7%
Children's Mercy East (40/148) 27% (5) 5%

 Notes:

  • Seasonal rapid antigen testing for RSV started on 11/8/17
  • Seasonal rapid antigen testing for Flu started on 11/8/17
  • Seasonal rapid antigen testing for Rota started 3/9/17

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