TABLE 1

Results of Multiplex PCR Testing of Nasopharyngeal Aspirate Specimens

Respiratory Pathogen IdentifiedN = 958, n (%)
Respiratory pathogena591 (61.7)
 Virus590 (61.6)
 Atypical bacteriab2 (0.2)
No. pathogensc
 0 367 (38.3)
 1 510 (53.3)
 2 68 (7.1)
 3 13 (1.4)
Specific pathogens
 Rhinovirus (any)282 (29.4)
  A97 (10.1)
  B11 (1.2)
  C174 (18.2)
 Enterovirus (any)31 (3.2)
  A1 (0.1)
  B2 (0.2)
  C3 (0.3)
  D6825 (2.6)
 Nontyped enterovirus and/or rhinovirus14 (1.5)
Other (nonenterovirus or rhinovirus)
 RSV (any)171 (17.9)
  A126 (13.2)
  B46 (4.8)
 hMPV (any)96 (10.0)
  A46 (4.8)
  B53 (5.5)
 Influenza virus (any)24 (2.5)
  A17 (1.8)
  B7 (0.7)
 Adenovirus (any)12 (1.3)
  A2 (0.2)
  B0 (0)
  C10 (1.0)
  E0 (0)
 PIV (any)14 (1.5)
  10
  20
  310 (1.0)
  44 (0.4)
 Coronavirus (any)33 (3.4)
  OC4316 (1.7)
  HKU16 (0.6)
  229E3 (0.3)
  NL6310 (1.0)
  • a Viral pathogen or atypical bacteria.

  • b Total of 952 specimens.

  • c Viral and atypical bacteria.