Coronavirus COVID-19 Monitoring blood test at home - D Dimer test, CRP, CBC, Ferritin, LDH, IL-6 plus
- CBC with NLR
- D-DIMER, CRP, FERRITIN, ESR, LDH
- KIDNEY FUNCTION
- LIVER FUNCTION
- INTERLEUKIN IL-6 (Add On)
- Total WBC
- CRP (C-Reactive Protein)
- BUN/Creatinine Ratio
- Uric Acid
- Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP)
- SGOT (AST)
- SGPT (ALT)
- Gamma Glutamyl Transferase (GGT)
- Protein, Total
- Albumin/Globulin Ratio
- Bilirubin, Total
- Bilirubin, Direct
- Bilirubin, Indirect
About this COVID Monitoring test
Purpose: Detect Health Complications early during Infection Day 1 to Day 10
Once someone is confirmed COVID positive, the disease severity needs to be assessed early on. These tests are required for monitoring the patient's health status through out the course of the disease.
CBC with NLR In COVID patients, monitoring white blood cells, NLR ratio, Platelets count is critical to understand disease severity
D Dimer meaning
D Dimer is one of the fibrin degradation products. It is a type of protein which is produced when a blood clot dissolves in the body. D-Dimer usually goes undetectable unless the body is forming or breaking down the blood clots and the range of D-Dimer changes in the blood. To check the level of D Dimer in the blood, a D-Dimer blood test is conducted.
What is a normal D Dimer test result?The normal range for D dimer concentrations in the blood should be around 0.5 mg/l of blood to 500 ng/ml of blood. A normal D dimer lab test result will reveal a negative result, which indicates that vein thrombosis has not occurred. People who yield negative or normal D-dimer levels in the blood test results are most likely not suffering from any acute medical condition or disorder that can trigger abnormal blood clotting formation and break down.
D Dimer blood test for COVID - 19
A D - dimer blood test helps in detection of blood clots in the body when COVID-19 becomes serious. When the severity of coronavirus increases, blood clot formation occurs in the lungs and in the body, hampering the blood circulation. The body tries to break down these clots and produces D dimer which is detectable for up to eight hours after formation and is present until the time the kidney clears it out.
Interleukin IL-6 Indicator of inflammatory response and viral cytokine storm
CRP test meaning
C-reactive protein (CRP) is a blood test marker for inflammation in the body. CRP is produced in the liver and its level is measured by testing the blood.
Normal range for CRP test
When the body develops an inflammation due to any injury or infection, higher CRP levels are detected. Values less than 10 milligrams per litre (10mg/L), is considered C-reactive protein normal range.
CRP test for COVID-19 meaning
CRP test for COVID-19 patients is done to check inflammation and level of infection in the body. This CRP blood test integrates signals from a number of different proteins involved in inflammation, called cytokines, to provide doctors a clear picture of the patient's inflammatory activity.
ESR is useful for the early indicator of Inflammation
LDH Indicator of cytokine mediated tissue damage and is an indicator of inflammation. LDH is present in many kinds of organs and tissue throughout the body including liver, heart, lymph etc
Ferritin Indicators of Inflammation and correlate with severity of COVID 19Organ Health
Kidney Function useful is accessing acute kidney injury during COVID
Liver Function measures the critical liver enzymes which is an signs of liver dysfunction
Who should do this test
- Patient with confirmed COVID-19 infection across different stages of progressions
- Earlier identification and timely treatment for COVID-19 patients
What Is the D-Dimer Test?
The D dimer test is used as a monitoring test for Covid 19 and is recommended for individuals that may be at risk of secondary conditions as a result of Covid. D dimer is a protein fragment and a fibrin degradation fragment that is present in the blood after a blood clot is degraded by fibrinolysis. If you have Covid 19 then a Dimer test is a recommended test as determined by the IFCC guidelines.
If you have an injury in your body, you have a blood clotting response that prevents further degradation. However, if you have a blood clot in your body along with a clotting disorder then your body may prevent its dissolving after recovery. These conditions can be dangerous and even life threatening which is why doctors recommend a D dimer test to test your values.
In some cases, patients can also develop disseminated intravascular coagulation DIC in which case a D dimer test is necessary. By using the at home kit provided by MyDiagnostics, you can collect a blood sample and send it to the testing lab for your results.
Why do I need a D-dimer test?
Studies have shown a high correlation between severity and outcomes of Covid for patients that have elevated d dimer levels. While a large number of patients with Covid will experience respiratory infection symptoms, the virus can spread causing secondary conditions related to acute lung injury, ARDS, and organ dysfunction.
Generally d dimer levels are undetectable or are detectable at lower levels. However, when your body is breaking down clots, the levels of d dimer in the body can be detected. While it is commonly used to detect Deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a Pulmonary embolism (PE), and DIC, it is also being used to detect the severity of Covid. Patients that experience issues with blood clotting disorder in their lungs need this test to determine the extent of the problem.
The testing group of D-dimer test, CRP, CBC, Interleukin-6 etc. is vital to monitoring the severity of Covid 19 and whether immediate medical interventions are necessary. By tracking D dimer level in a patient, doctors can track associated risk factors across multiple tests.
What happens during a D-dimer test?
D dimer test is a blood test designed to test elevated levels of D dimer in the body. The test is designed to rule out fragment d dimer and to track the symptoms of a patient with Covid 19. The at home D dimer test will involve a home blood sample collection kit that will provide the details for D-dimer testing.
There are no special requirements or pre-requisites for the test, and the samples are processed at the NABL lab. The results will be made available via email within 24-48 hours, giving patients immediate insights for their condition.
There are no strict guidelines as to how many times you may have to test for D dimer, which is why it can be performed multiple times to monitor the progression of Covid in the body. Your blood test will aid in determining if your body has a clotting problem caused due to Covid.
What does an elevated D Dimer blood test mean?
An elevated level of D dimer in the body indicates a presence of a lot of blood clots all over the body. In COVID patients this indicates the severity of the disease. It assesses if the patient is going to need oxygen in future because of their high D-dimer levels.
What does a CRP test positive mean?
The CRP test result varies, according to age, gender, health history, and the method used for the test. A high CRP level may be moderately or dangerously elevated. The C-reactive protein level between 10mg/L and 100mg/L is considered moderately high, and that above 100mg/L is considered dangerously high.
Does aspirin affect D-dimer test?
According to a clinical phase IV study, Fibrin dimer (D - dimer) increase is found among people who take Aspirin, especially for people who are female, more than 60 years old and have been taking the drug for more than 1 month.
What can cause an elevated d dimer test?
An elevated d-dimer level in the body occurs due to increased clot formation (and hence an increase in production of its dissolution factors by the body) which can be a consequence of a lot of conditions with deep vein thrombosis (DVT) being the most common. However, given the pandemic situation, an elevated d-dimer in the body is also a consequence of increased severity of COVID-19.
What is a CRP quantitative test?
The C-- Reactive-Protein- Quantitative test is often carried out to determine the level of C protein in the blood as high levels of C-protein is often taken as an indication of inflammation and infection in the body.
Are home visits safe for patients in these times
The field teams follow strict covid-appropriate protocols e.g. wearing masks, PPE and regularly sanitizing hands etc
How will I receive the test report ?
The reports will be delivered to you via email within 24- 48 hours. You are advised to visit your referring doctor with the report for the ﬁnal interpretation.
How accurate are the results ?
The sample is collected by trained and qualified phlebotomists and tests are run at highest quality NABL labs for ensuring accurate results. The results are highly accurate and it is best to get multiple tests done to track the severity of Covid. Your doctor can provide the best way forward in terms of treatment and monitoring.