We do use rapid antigen testing for the ED (but they are actually sent to
the lab to minimize attacks from the Point of Care Testing Nazis). All
negatives are plated for a regular culture (we always use a double swap).
We have a quality improvement nurse who tracks all positives (of any
culture) and notifies the patient or family.
Steve Schexnayder, MD
Arkansas Children's Hospital
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
800 Marshall St., Slot 900, Little Rock, AR 72202
Phone (501) 320-1845 Fax: (501)320-3188
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