Children having anesthesia at Children’s Mercy for either surgery or other procedures are required to have COVID-19 PCR testing within 72 hours prior to anesthesia.
Fully vaccinated patients without symptoms and who are not immunocompromised, do not require pre-procedure testing. Fully vaccinated is defined as 2 weeks following last recommended dose by the manufacturer. You must have proof of vaccine verified by Children's Mercy staff.
A nurse from the surgery or radiology department will contact you to arrange testing.
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