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.
A nurse from the surgery or radiology department will contact you to arrange testing at a Children's Mercy location.
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If you chose to have your child COVID-19 tested outside of Children's Mercy, documentation of results needs to be received the day before the procedure by 5 p.m. Monday-Friday to avoid delays or cancellations. Home testing results are not accepted.