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

Last week's results; reported 9/18/17

Enterovirus/Human Parechovirus PCR

  • EV 2/9 (22%) YTD 28/362 (8%)
  • HPeV 0/9 (0%) YTD 6/263 (2%)
Pertussis/Parapertussis PCR
  • 1 B. pertussis, 0 B. parapertussis PCR: 1/9 (10%)  YTD 42/324 (13%)
Viral culture:
  • No respiratory viruses isolated last week

Respiratory Panel PCR:

  • 25/52 (48%)
  • 1 Adenovirus
  • 2 Parainfluenza 1
  • 1 Parainfluenza 2
  • 21 Rhinovirus/Enterovirus
  • 1 M. pneumoniae
Group A Streptococcus Rapid Antigen Test

Rapid Test

Positive/Total

Follow-Up Culture

Children's Mercy Hospital

(24/71) 34%

(1) 2%

Children's Mercy Northland

(28/77) 36%

(2) 4%

Children's Mercy Kansas

(15/45) 33%

(0) 0%

Children's Mercy West

(0/4) 0%

(0) 0%

Children's Mercy Broadway

(7/18) 39%

(0) 0%

Children's Mercy Blue Valley

(26/62) 42%

(1) 3%
Children's Mercy East (19/92) 21% (1) 1%

 Notes:

  • Seasonal rapid antigen testing for RSV ended on 5/1/17
  • Seasonal rapid antigen testing for Flu ended on 5/17/17
  • Seasonal rapid antigen testing for Rota started 3/9/17

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