New test tells COVID-19 patients if they can go home
Assessing the risk factors for severe COVID-19 illness is vital for healthcare providers and hospitals. While this disease is new, it is evident that it can affect anyone. However, the disease can cause symptoms ranging from mild to severe. The EU-funded RISCinCOVID project bring to market the suPARnostic test, which has been developed by Danish company ViroGates. It’s a prognostic inflammatory biomarker that reflects the level of activation of the human immune system. A low suPAR level indicates a good prognosis and supports the decision to discharge the patient. According to ViroGates, their test can identify 22 % more patients that can be sent home without hospitalisation and avoid unnecessary treatments and readmissions.
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