Four days later, Conner was admitted to the hospital with breathing difficulty and was sent to the ICU.
A full respiratory panel PCR test was ordered on the same sample as STAT.
HealthTrackRx PCR testing returned rapid results within 24 hours, and adenovirus, Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae were detected. Conner was quickly put on the correct antibiotic.
If the physician had complete PCR diagnostics when symptoms worsened, the correct antibiotic could have been given and hospitalization would have been avoided.