Can Hemogram Parameters Predict a Positive PCR Result in COVID-19?

Authors

  • Abdurrahman Sarmis Department of Medical Microbiology Laboratory, Goztepe Prof. Dr. SuleymanYalcin City Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Mehmet Agirbasli Department of Cardiology, Istanbul Medeniyet University Faculty of Medicine,Uskudar, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Esra Kocoglu Department of Medical Microbiology, Istanbul Medeniyet University Faculty of Medicine, Uskudar, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Hasan Guclu Biostatistics& Medical informatics, Istanbul Medeniyet University Faculty of Medicine, Uskudar, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Tuncer Ozekinci Department of Medical Microbiology, Istanbul Medeniyet University Faculty of Medicine, Uskudar, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Zafer Habip Department of Medical Microbiology, Istanbul Medeniyet University Faculty of Medicine, Uskudar, Istanbul, Turkey

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bjms.v20i5.55404

Keywords:

PCR; COVID-19; infectious disease; pandemics; hemogram

Abstract

Objective: Quick diagnosis of COVID-19 has been an important factor to manage the ongoing pandemic at hospitals and other health facilities.We aimed to investigate the effects of PCR test on hemogram parameters in COVID-19 patients.

Materials and Methods: We collected hemogram data of 120 nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal combo swab PCR positive and 119 PCR negative patients admitted to our hospital’s COVID-19 clinics with COVID-19 symptoms between 1 April 2020 and 24 June2020.

Results: Age, MPV and NLR were found to be higher; hemoglobin, neutrophil, lymphocytes, basophil, platelet, PCT, WBC levels were lower in PCR positive cases.The highest sensitivity, 75 % is found on WBC count with cut off 7.15.

Conclusion: Lower leukocyte count than 7.15, lower neutrophil count than 4.91, greater NLR than 2.95, lower platelet than 221.5 may give an idea about the diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 infection.

Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science Vol.20(5) 2021 p.118-124

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Published

2021-09-05

How to Cite

Sarmis, A., Agirbasli, M. ., Kocoglu, E. ., Guclu, H. ., Ozekinci, T. ., & Habip, Z. (2021). Can Hemogram Parameters Predict a Positive PCR Result in COVID-19?. Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science, 20(5), 118–124. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjms.v20i5.55404

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