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Astrid Petrich

TitleMicrobiologist
InstitutionThe Hospital for Sick Children
DepartmentPaediatric Laboratory Medicine (PLM)
Address555 University Avenue
Toronto ON M5G 1X8
Phone416-813-1500
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    1. Mehta K, Al-Yabes O, Allen A, Williams A, Petrich A, Langlois V, Hébert D, Allen U. Burden of cytomegalovirus DNAemia among pediatric renal transplant patients on antiviral prophylaxis: A hospital-based analysis. Pediatr Transplant. 2019 Dec 31; e13650. PMID: 31891234.
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    2. Stang AS, Trudeau M, Vanderkooi OG, Lee BE, Chui L, Pang XL, Allen V, Burnham CD, Goldfarb DM, MacDonald J, Parsons B, Petrich A, Pollari F, Tarr PI, Tipples G, Zhuo R, Freedman SB. Diagnostic Interpretation Guidance for Pediatric Enteric Pathogens: A Modified Delphi Consensus Process. Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiol. 2018; 2018:2589826. PMID: 30363711.
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    3. Kordy F, Petrich A, Read SE, Bitnun A. Childhood exposures to discarded needles and other objects potentially contaminated with blood-borne pathogens in Toronto, Canada. Paediatr Child Health. 2017 Oct; 22(7):372-376. PMID: 29479251.
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    4. Hodgson K, Isabel S, McNamara P, Petrich A, Bitnun A. Mycobacterium Fortuitum Bloodstream Infection in a Very Low Birth Weight Preterm Neonate. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2017 08; 36(8):800-802. PMID: 28333709.
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    5. Granados A, Petrich A, McGeer A, Gubbay JB. Measuring influenza RNA quantity after prolonged storage or multiple freeze/thaw cycles. J Virol Methods. 2017 09; 247:45-50. PMID: 28572040.
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    6. Yu M, Cross K, Petrich A, Fish J. Crib Mattress Investigation: A quality improvement study to assess mattress cover permeability and bacterial growth in crib mattresses. Am J Infect Control. 2016 07 01; 44(7):837-9. PMID: 26856469.
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    7. Hatchette TF, Drews SJ, Grudeski E, Booth T, Martineau C, Dust K, Garceau R, Gubbay J, Karnauchow T, Krajden M, Levett PN, Mazzulli T, McDonald RR, McNabb A, Mubareka S, Needle R, Petrich A, Richardson S, Rutherford C, Smieja M, Tellier R, Tipples G, LeBlanc JJ. Detection of enterovirus D68 in Canadian laboratories. J Clin Microbiol. 2015 May; 53(5):1748-51. PMID: 25740765.
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    8. Chacko A, Mahant S, Petrich A, Wadhwa A. Aches and pains with a shocking rash. Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiol. 2014 Nov-Dec; 25(6):323-5. PMID: 25587295.
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    9. Asner SA, Rose W, Petrich A, Richardson S, Tran DJ. Is virus coinfection a predictor of severity in children with viral respiratory infections? Clin Microbiol Infect. 2015 Mar; 21(3):264.e1-6. PMID: 25596778.
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    10. Asner SA, Petrich A, Hamid JS, Mertz D, Richardson SE, Smieja M. Clinical severity of rhinovirus/enterovirus compared to other respiratory viruses in children. Influenza Other Respir Viruses. 2014 Jul; 8(4):436-42. PMID: 24801963.
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    11. Mubareka S, Louie L, Wong H, Granados A, Chong S, Luinstra K, Petrich A, Smieja M, Vearncombe M, Mahony J, Simor A. Co-circulation of multiple genotypes of human rhinovirus during a large outbreak of respiratory illness in a veterans' long-term care home. J Clin Virol. 2013 Oct; 58(2):455-60. PMID: 23910934.
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    12. Tadros M, Petrich A. Evaluation of MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry and Sepsityper Kit™ for the direct identification of organisms from sterile body fluids in a Canadian pediatric hospital. Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiol. 2013; 24(4):191-4. PMID: 24489560.
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    13. Mahony JB, Petrich A, Smieja M. Molecular diagnosis of respiratory virus infections. Crit Rev Clin Lab Sci. 2011 Sep-Dec; 48(5-6):217-49. PMID: 22185616.
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    14. Luinstra K, Petrich A, Castriciano S, Ackerman M, Chong S, Carruthers S, Ammons B, Mahony JB, Smieja M. Evaluation and clinical validation of an alcohol-based transport medium for preservation and inactivation of respiratory viruses. J Clin Microbiol. 2011 Jun; 49(6):2138-42. PMID: 21508158.
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    15. Mattison K, Grudeski E, Auk B, Brassard J, Charest H, Dust K, Gubbay J, Hatchette TF, Houde A, Jean J, Jones T, Lee BE, Mamiya H, McDonald R, Mykytczuk O, Pang X, Petrich A, Plante D, Ritchie G, Wong J, Booth TF. Analytical performance of norovirus real-time RT-PCR detection protocols in Canadian laboratories. J Clin Virol. 2011 Feb; 50(2):109-13. PMID: 21071266.
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    16. Mahony JB, Chong S, Luinstra K, Petrich A, Smieja M. Development of a novel bead-based multiplex PCR assay for combined subtyping and oseltamivir resistance genotyping (H275Y) of seasonal and pandemic H1N1 influenza A viruses. J Clin Virol. 2010 Dec; 49(4):277-82. PMID: 20846903.
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    17. Smieja M, Castriciano S, Carruthers S, So G, Chong S, Luinstra K, Mahony JB, Petrich A, Chernesky M, Savarese M, Triva D. Development and evaluation of a flocked nasal midturbinate swab for self-collection in respiratory virus infection diagnostic testing. J Clin Microbiol. 2010 Sep; 48(9):3340-2. PMID: 20610685.
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    18. Mahony JB, Hatchette T, Ojkic D, Drews SJ, Gubbay J, Low DE, Petric M, Tang P, Chong S, Luinstra K, Petrich A, Smieja M. Multiplex PCR tests sentinel the appearance of pandemic influenza viruses including H1N1 swine influenza. J Clin Virol. 2009 Jul; 45(3):200-2. PMID: 19515609.
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    19. Daley P, Petrich A, May K, Luinstra K, Rutherford C, Chedore P, Jamieson F, Smieja M. Comparison of in-house and commercial 16S rRNA sequencing with high-performance liquid chromatography and genotype AS and CM for identification of nontuberculous mycobacteria. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2008 Jul; 61(3):284-93. PMID: 18455347.
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    20. Chernesky M, Jang D, Portillo E, Chong S, Smieja M, Luinstra K, Petrich A, Macritchie C, Ewert R, Hayhoe B, Sarabia A, Thompson F. Abilities of APTIMA, AMPLICOR, and ProbeTec assays to detect Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae in PreservCyt ThinPrep Liquid-based Pap samples. J Clin Microbiol. 2007 Aug; 45(8):2355-8. PMID: 17537943.
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    21. Castriciano S, Luinstra K, Petrich A, Smieja M, Lee C, Jang D, Portillo E, Chernesky M. Comparison of the RIDASCREEN norovirus enzyme immunoassay to IDEIA NLV GI/GII by testing stools also assayed by RT-PCR and electron microscopy. J Virol Methods. 2007 May; 141(2):216-9. PMID: 17208311.
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    22. Louie L, Simor AE, Chong S, Luinstra K, Petrich A, Mahony J, Smieja M, Johnson G, Gharabaghi F, Tellier R, Willey BM, Poutanen S, Mazzulli T, Broukhanski G, Jamieson F, Louie M, Richardson S. Detection of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus in stool specimens by commercially available real-time reverse transcriptase PCR assays. J Clin Microbiol. 2006 Nov; 44(11):4193-6. PMID: 16943352.
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    23. Petrich A, Mahony J, Chong S, Broukhanski G, Gharabaghi F, Johnson G, Louie L, Luinstra K, Willey B, Akhaven P, Chui L, Jamieson F, Louie M, Mazzulli T, Tellier R, Smieja M, Cai W, Chernesky M, Richardson SE. Multicenter comparison of nucleic acid extraction methods for detection of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus RNA in stool specimens. J Clin Microbiol. 2006 Aug; 44(8):2681-8. PMID: 16891478.
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    24. Chui L, Drebot M, Andonov A, Petrich A, Glushek M, Mahony J. Comparison of 9 different PCR primers for the rapid detection of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus using 2 RNA extraction methods. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2005 Sep; 53(1):47-55. PMID: 15994050.
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    25. Mahony JB, Petrich A, Louie L, Song X, Chong S, Smieja M, Chernesky M, Loeb M, Richardson S. Performance and Cost evaluation of one commercial and six in-house conventional and real-time reverse transcription-pcr assays for detection of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus. J Clin Microbiol. 2004 Apr; 42(4):1471-6. PMID: 15070991.
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    26. Tang P, Louie M, Richardson SE, Smieja M, Simor AE, Jamieson F, Fearon M, Poutanen SM, Mazzulli T, Tellier R, Mahony J, Loeb M, Petrich A, Chernesky M, McGeer A, Low DE, Phillips E, Jones S, Bastien N, Li Y, Dick D, Grolla A, Fernando L, Booth TF, Henry B, Rachlis AR, Matukas LM, Rose DB, Lovinsky R, Walmsley S, Gold WL, Krajden S. Interpretation of diagnostic laboratory tests for severe acute respiratory syndrome: the Toronto experience. CMAJ. 2004 Jan 06; 170(1):47-54. PMID: 14707219.
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    27. Chong S, Jang D, Song X, Mahony J, Petrich A, Barriga P, Chernesky M. Specimen processing and concentration of Chlamydia trachomatis added can influence false-negative rates in the LCx assay but not in the APTIMA Combo 2 assay when testing for inhibitors. J Clin Microbiol. 2003 Feb; 41(2):778-82. PMID: 12574282.
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    28. Smieja M, Mahony J, Petrich A, Boman J, Chernesky M. Association of circulating Chlamydia pneumoniae DNA with cardiovascular disease: a systematic review. BMC Infect Dis. 2002 Oct 01; 2:21. PMID: 12359046.
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    29. Smieja M, Leigh R, Petrich A, Chong S, Kamada D, Hargreave FE, Goldsmith CH, Chernesky M, Mahony JB. Smoking, season, and detection of Chlamydia pneumoniae DNA in clinically stable COPD patients. BMC Infect Dis. 2002 Jul 05; 2:12. PMID: 12098361.
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    30. Chernesky M, Smieja M, Schachter J, Summersgill J, Schindler L, Solomon N, Campbell K, Campbell L, Cappuccio A, Gaydos C, Chong S, Moncada J, Phillips J, Jang D, Wood BJ, Petrich A, Hammerschlag M, Cerney M, Mahony J. Comparison of an industry-derived LCx Chlamydia pneumoniae PCR research kit to in-house assays performed in five laboratories. J Clin Microbiol. 2002 Jul; 40(7):2357-62. PMID: 12089248.
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    31. Page B, Petrich A, Stevens D, Luinstra K, Callery S, Gafni A, Mahony J, Chernesky M, Groves D. Training costs and investment payback of implementing molecular diagnostics for identification of vancomycin resistant enterococci in a clinical microbiology laboratory. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2002 Feb; 42(2):91-7. PMID: 11858903.
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    32. Petrich A, Luinstra K, Page B, Callery S, Stevens D, Gafni A, Groves D, Chernesky M, Mahony JB. Effect of routine use of a multiplex PCR for detection of vanA- and vanB- mediated enterococcal resistance on accuracy, costs and earlier reporting. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2001 Dec; 41(4):215-20. PMID: 11777663.
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    33. Chernesky M, Jang D, Copes D, Patel J, Petrich A, Biers K, Sproston A, Kapala J. Comparison of a polymer conjugate-enhanced enzyme immunoassay to ligase chain reaction for diagnosis of Chlamydia trachomatis in endocervical swabs. J Clin Microbiol. 2001 Jun; 39(6):2306-7. PMID: 11376077.
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    34. Smieja M, Mahony JB, Goldsmith CH, Chong S, Petrich A, Chernesky M. Replicate PCR testing and probit analysis for detection and quantitation of Chlamydia pneumoniae in clinical specimens. J Clin Microbiol. 2001 May; 39(5):1796-801. PMID: 11325993.
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    35. Smieja M, Chong S, Natarajan M, Petrich A, Rainen L, Mahony JB. Circulating nucleic acids of Chlamydia pneumoniae and cytomegalovirus in patients undergoing coronary angiography. J Clin Microbiol. 2001 Feb; 39(2):596-600. PMID: 11158113.
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    36. Kapala J, Copes D, Sproston A, Patel J, Jang D, Petrich A, Mahony J, Biers K, Chernesky M. Pooling cervical swabs and testing by ligase chain reaction are accurate and cost-saving strategies for diagnosis of Chlamydia trachomatis. J Clin Microbiol. 2000 Jul; 38(7):2480-3. PMID: 10878029.
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    37. Mahony JB, Chong S, Coombes BK, Smieja M, Petrich A. Analytical sensitivity, reproducibility of results, and clinical performance of five PCR assays for detecting Chlamydia pneumoniae DNA in peripheral blood mononuclear cells. J Clin Microbiol. 2000 Jul; 38(7):2622-7. PMID: 10878053.
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    38. Petrich AK, Luinstra KE, Groves D, Chernesky MA, Mahony JB. Direct detection of vanA and vanB genes in clinical specimens for rapid identification of vancomycin resistant enterococci (VRE) using multiplex PCR. Mol Cell Probes. 1999 Aug; 13(4):275-81. PMID: 10441200.
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