Laboratory tests for patients with Covid-19

Biochemistry test in COVID-19 patients

Patients with COVID-19 can have all the necessary laboratory analyzes during treatment of the infection, in the COVID-19 section that is separate from the rest of the laboratory. The analyzes can be performed only with a previously scheduled appointment at:

071/278-529 

078/218-731

071/269-623

072/319-850

This service is available in the following locations:

– Taftalidze in Skopje (Location 1), every working day and Saturday from 07.00 to 19.00

– Tetovo (Location 3), from Monday to Friday from 08.00-14.00, on Saturday from 08.00-13.00.

The essential role of clinical laboratories in this pandemic extends beyond etiological diagnosis of COVID-19. Biochemical monitoring of COVID-19 patients through in vitro diagnostic testing is critical for assessing disease severity and progression as well as monitoring therapeutic intervention.

Several common in vitro diagnostic tests have been implicated in unfavorable COVID-19 progression, potentially providing important prognostic information.

A recommended test list based on current literature is included below along with the major laboratory abnormalities associated with adult COVID-19 patients and their potential clinical indication.

In addition to more common laboratory tests, new evidence suggests that patients with severe COVID-19 could be at risk for cytokine storm syndrome. Cytokine tests, particularly IL-6, should be used where possible to assess severe patients suspected of hyperinflammation.

LABORATORY TEST

ABNORMALITES

Complete blood count

Increased neutrophil count (леукоцитоза со неутрофилија)

Decreased lymphocyte count

Decreased hemoglobin

Decreased platelet count

CRP (C-reactive protein)

Increased – inflammation marker

ASAT, ALAT

Increased – impairment of kidney function

LDH

Increased – liver impairment or multiorgan malfunction

Urea, Creatinine

Increased – impairment of kidney function

Total bilirubin

Increased – impairment of liver function

Albumin

Decreased – impairment of liver function

D-Dimer

Increased – activation of blood coagulation and/or DIC

PT, aPTT

Increased – activation of blood coagulation and/or DIC

Procalcitonin

Increased – bacterial inflammation marker, differentiation between bacterial and viral infection

Ferritin

Increased – inflammation marker

Interleukin 6 (IL-6)

Increased – prediction of cytokine storm syndrome

Cardiac Troponin, CK-MB

Increased – cardiac injury

Blood Gas analysis

Important in critical care management

Important Note: Each laboratory result should be interpreted in conjunction with the clinical exam and other diagnostic methods.

Always talk to your doctor about your health condition, interpretation of results, symptoms and treatment.

Анализите се прават само со претходно закажан термин на:

071/278-529 | 078/218-731 | 071/269-623 | 072/319-850

Оваа услуга е достапна во следните лаборатории:

Населба Тафталиџе во Скопје (локација 1), секој работен ден и сабота од 07.00 до 19.00 часот

Тетово (локација 3), од понеделник до петок од 08.00-14.00 часот, во сабота од 08.00-13.00 часот.

Location 1 -Skopje

Бул. 8-ми Септември бр. 2, лок. 1, 1000 Скопје
+389 2 3179 001
lab@avicenalab.com.mk
Понеделник-Петок: 07:00-19:30 | Сабота: 07:00-14:00 (до 19:00 само за COVID-19)

Локација 2 - Скопје

Бул. Јане Сандански бр. 48, 1000 Скопје
+389 2 2477 345
lab2@avicenalab.com.mk
Понеделник - Петок: 07:00 - 14:00 | Сабота: 08:00 - 14:00

Локација 3 - тетово

Бул. Благоја Тоска бр.222, 1200 Тетово
+389 44 355 550; +389 44 355 551
labtetovo@avicenalab.com.mk
Понеделник - Петок: 07:00-14:00 | Сабота: 08:00 - 14:00