Md Monir Hossain1*, MA Jalil Ansari2, Lubaib Manzoor3, Humaira Tabassum Bina3 and Hasin Tahmid4
1Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Sahabuddin Medical College Hospital, Gulshan, Dhaka, Bangladesh
2Professor and Head of Department of Medicine, M. H. Shamorita Medical College Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
3Honorary Medical Officer, Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
4Resident Medical Officer, Popular Medical College Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
*Corresponding Author: Md Monir Hossain, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Sahabuddin Medical College Hospital, Gulshan, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Received: September 09, 2022; Published: September 29, 2022
Background: The first COVID 19 patient was detected on the 8th March 2020in Bangladesh. The laboratory findings of COVID 19 patients of previous studies may be helpful in the treatment arena of COVID 19. We have very limited research-oriented data regarding the laboratory findings of COVID 19 patients.
Aim of the Study: The aim of this study was to assess the laboratory findings of COVID 19 suspected patients.
Methods: This was prospective observational study and it was conducted in the Department of Medicine, Sahabuddin Medical College Hospital, Gulshan, Dhaka, Bangladesh, during the period from November 2021 to March 2022. In total 126 COVID 19 suspected patients referred from government primary/secondary healthcare institutions were included as the study subjects. The ethical committee of the mentioned hospital was approved this study. All Data were collected, analyzed by using MS Office and SPSS version 23 programs as per need.
Results: In laboratory blood tests of the participants, we observed that, the mean (±SD) white blood cell (WBC), Neutrophil (N), Leukocytes (L) and S. Creatinine of the participants were found as 10.80 ± 8.99 X 109/L, 77.21 ± 47.54 X 109/L, 19.63 ± 11.83 X 109/L and 1.50 ± 2.36 respectively. Besides these, in electrolyte analysis the mean (±SD) Na+, K+ and Cl- of the participants were found as 139.50 ± 4.93, 3.68 ± 0.69 and 105.67 ± 5.86 mmol/L respectively. As per the laboratory findings 41% (n = 52) patients were defined as COVID 19 patients whereas the rest 59% (n = 74) were not positive. On the other hand, in RT-PCR test only 13% patients were detected as COVID 19 cases whereas the rest 87% were COVID 19 negative. Noted that, all the RT-PCR positive cases were previously detected Covid 19 positive by laboratory tests.
Conclusion: In this study, laboratory findings of suspected COVID 19 patients ensured the pre-detection of COVID 19 positive cases. Although RT-PCR test is considered as the gold standard for detecting COVID 19 patients, laboratory findings can play an important role in primary screening of COVID 19 suspected as well as positive cases.
Keywords: Laboratory Findings; Diagnosis; Covid-19; RT-PCR; Suspected Patients
Citation: Md Monir Hossain., et al. “Laboratory Findings of COVID 19 Positive A Tertiary Care Hospital Study in Bangladesh".Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 6.10 (2022): 51-53.
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