Going Viral: Respiratory virus panels and their utility in febrile children

Is That a Thing?

Jun 22 2021 • 37 mins

In this episode, we take a deep dive into the utility of respiratory viral panels.  Are respiratory viral panels (RVP) a sure-fire way to find out what ails a febrile child?  How accurate are these tests and what does it really mean if a febrile child has a positive RVP?  Here we explore the diagnostic biases that these tests can create and discuss the evidence behind them and their place in the Emergency care setting.