Simple blood test can predict severity of COVID-19 for some patients

Researchers at UTHealth have uncovered an early prognosis factor that could be a key to determining who will suffer greater effects from COVID-19. Photo Credit: Getty Images

An early prognosis factor that could be a key to determining who will suffer greater effects from COVID-19, and help clinicians better prepare for these patients, may have been uncovered by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). Results of the findings were published today in the International Journal of Laboratory Hematology.

The severity of COVID-19 infections can range from little or no symptoms for some patients to fighting for their lives in the intensive care unit (ICU) for others. Little is known about what causes these differences.

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July 10, 2020