What Do High Levels Of Inflammatory Markers Indicate In COVID-19?
- Anoush Gomes
- 2 Min Read
- Fact Checked
As India fights through a second wave of the devastating COVID-19 pandemic, the need for testing and treating for the virus has increased exponentially. Along with that though, nonfactual information about the virus, its severity, and treatment have also continued to spread. One of those topics includes the talk about the association of the COVID-19 virus and inflammatory markers.
While there are tests that can confirm if an individual is COVID-19 positive, inflammatory markers can help doctors figure out the next course of action when it comes to treatment. The severity of a COVID-19 infection could determine the outcome of possible recovery and so is imperatively monitored by healthcare professionals. There are a few indicators for the severity of the virus, such as CRP, Ferritin, LDH, D Dimer, IL-6.
What do experts say?
As per the International Journal of Infectious Diseases the measurement of these inflammatory markers can help monitor the severity of a COVID-19 infection. A study revealed concluded that monitoring these inflammatory markers can help physicians determine the severity and the future prognosis of their COVID-19 positive patients.
It is important to focus on factual narratives and be mindful of what professionals in the medical field have to say. If you or a family member has been exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 symptoms, monitor your SPO2 levels, and make an appointment with a physician immediately for testing and treatment. Continue to take precautions such as wearing a mask, and ensuring social distancing after a physician suggests a course of action for your treatment.
How to protect yourself from a COVID-19 infection?
Social distancing, wearing a mask, and using sanitizers are the three most important habits to have during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you or a family member have symptoms of COVID-19 or have tested positive, consult a physician for treatment. As of now, Covishield and Covaxin are the two vaccines available in India. As per professionals, both vaccines have been inoculated in the country and are safe and effective.
How Can MFine Help?
Download the MFine app for free and you can book an at-home COVID-19 inflammation test. The package measures the severity of inflammation and COVID infection with tests for CBC, D-Dimer, Ferritin, LFT, CRP, and LDH. This will help your doctor asses if you require hospitalization or if homecare for recovery will suffice. It can also help you and your doctor determine your next court of treatment.
This test is recommended for COVID positive patients and is safe with pandemic precautions followed. Your sample will be picked up at home and you will received your reports online within 24-72 hours. These reports will then be analyzed by your doctor. If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, you can consult with experienced doctors with one click.