TABLE 2

Test results and timeliness of care among intervention groups

VariableResults for:
Standard PCR (n = 953)Rapid PCR (n = 1,209)
Positive test result to at least one virus, n (%)210 (22.0)440 (36.4)
Virus detected, n (%)
    Influenza A/B24 (1.3)405 (17.7)
    Respiratory syncytial virus38 (2.0)36 (1.6)
    Rhinovirus70 (7.4)
    Coronavirus36 (3.8)
    Human metapneumovirus26 (2.7)
    Parainfluenza virus22 (2.3)
    Adenovirus/enterovirus/bocavirusa7 (0.4)
Test TAT (h), median (IQR)b
    Hospital A29.8 (25.2–40.6)1.7 (1.4–2.4)
    Hospital B23.9 (17.4–28.5)2.6 (1.9–3.9)
    Hospital C29.2 (24.7–41.4)3.7 (2.9–5.8)
    Overall27.4 (23.0–36.8)2.3 (1.6–3.7)
Time to sample (h) received at the lab from admission, median (IQR)5.7 (3.2–17.4)3.9 (2.1–7.3)
Time to test result from admission, median (IQR)40.3 (28.3–52.6)7.5 (4.5–16.7)
Discharged before a test result became available, n (%)180 (18.9)27 (2.2)
  • a Adenovirus = 3, bocavirus = 3, and enterovirus = 1.

  • b TAT, turnaround time; IQR, interquartile range.