Impact of in-hospital enteroviral polymerase chain reaction testing on the clinical management of children with meningitis
Journal of Hospital Medicine, 05/21/2012
Lyons TW et al. – In–house enteroviral polymerase chain reaction (EVPCR) testing reduced test turnaround time, increased test utilization, and reduced both length of stay and duration of parenteral antibiotics for children with a positive result. Clinicians caring for children with meningitis should have access to in–hospital EVPCR testing.