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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2023  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 37-45

Role of clinical laboratory investigations in severe acute respiratory syndrome Corona Virus 2 infection: Lesson learnt for future


1 Department of Biochemistry, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Karaikal, Puducherry, India
2 Department of Biochemistry, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
3 Department of Pathology, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Karaikal, Puducherry, India
4 Department of Medicine, Employees' State Insurance Corporation Medical College and Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sathishbabu Murugaiyan
Department of Biochemistry, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Karaikal, Puducherry
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/JME.JME_81_22

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Zoonotic infection, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 causes several million deaths worldwide from its pandemic origin in China to date due to lack of proper diagnosis and treatment. Clinical laboratory investigations in biochemistry and pathology can be markers for sepsis, cardiovascular and hepatorenal impairment and genetic variations in angiotensin-converting enzyme as well as in ABO blood group play a vital role in predicting severity and prognosis in patients with comorbidities. In this minireview, the article will discuss the beneficial role of clinical laboratory markers in the management of coronavirus diseases 2019 and the possible factors which contribute to variations in laboratory results that may require attention during clinical management.


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