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COVID-19 Basic Care Package (Blood Test) in Ludhiana

includes 28 tests

MRP6999

2399

COVID-19 Basic Care Package is for people who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 infection and want to keep their health parameters in check. It is ideal for people who have recently been diagnosed with COVID-19 infection or have already recovered and want to keep a check on their health parameters. Disclaimer - While The Wellness Corner (TWC) will make every effort to facilitate an appointment for you, the appointment may not be available, or rescheduled or cancelled due to unavoidable factors such as nonworking of equipment failure, last minute technical glitches, medical staff unavailability or other emergencies, which are beyond control. Further, Truworth Health Technologies Pvt Ltd (Truworth Wellness | The Wellness Corner) shall not be held liable or accountable for the services offered by Third Party service providers / Hospitals / Clinics. Truworth Health Technologies Pvt Ltd (Truworth Wellness | The Wellness Corner) being only a facilitator, does not make any warranties about the completeness, reliability, accuracy or any adverse effect of the vaccination performed in the government approved Third Party service providers / Hospitals / Clinics.

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    Report Time: 48-72 Hours

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    Fasting Time: Fasting Not Required

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    Test Recommended for: Male & Female

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    Recommended for age: All Ages

Tests Included

Complete Blood Count/ Hemogram (CBC)

(23 parameters)

  • CBC

Random Blood Sugar (RBS)

(1 parameter)

D-Dimer

(1 parameter)

CRP

(1 parameter)

Ferritin

(1 parameter)

Lactic Acid Dehydrogenase (LDH)

(1 parameter)

What does COVID-19 Basic Care Package Measure?

COVID home monitoring package is ideal for people who have recently been diagnosed with COVID-19 infection or have already recovered and want to keep a check on their health parameters. The test package comprises the following tests.

Complete Blood Test (CBC): A complete blood count test (CBC) is a group of tests that gives information about the type of cells present in your blood. A Complete blood count test includes components of blood including Hemoglobin, Red blood cells(RBS’s), White blood cells (WBC), and platelets. This test gives an overview of the patient’s general health status and a broad number of health-related conditions such as anemia, infection, and even cancer. Complete blood count test is an effective and commonly performed routine test that evaluates:

  • Your overall health as part of a routine check-up
  • Diagnose a variety of disorders including infections, anemia, diseases of the immune system, and blood cancers
  • To monitor an existing blood disorder and treatment such as chemotherapy or radiotherapy
  • CBC measures the following important values of these blood components

 Red blood cell count (RBC or erythrocyte count): These are the most abundant blood cells. RBCs contain hemoglobin which helps in the transportation of oxygen to the tissues. RBC count is the measurement of the number of RBCs in a given volume of blood

Hemoglobin (Hb): It is a protein found in red blood cells (RBCs) that carries oxygen from the lungs to the body tissues, exchanges the oxygen for carbon dioxide, and then carries the carbon dioxide back to the lungs

Hematocrit (Hct): It is the measurement of the blood volume occupied by RBCs. It is expressed in percentage and also known as packed cell volume (PCV)

White blood cell count (WBC or leukocyte count): These are key components of the immune system and thus protect the body from various infections and cancers. Total Leucocyte count (TLC) is the measurement of the total number of leukocytes (WBCs) in a given volume of blood

WBC differential count: White blood cells fight infection in your body. CBC with differential measures the number or percentage of each type of these white blood cells

Neutrophils, Basophils, and Eosinophils are the type of WBC’s that are called Granulocytes because of the presence of granules inside these cells. Whereas, Monocytes and lymphocytes are agranulocytes that do not have any granules within them

Mean corpuscular volume (MCV) is the average volume of a red blood cell

Mean corpuscular hemoglobin (MCH) is the average amount of hemoglobin in the average red blood cell

Mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC) is the average concentration of hemoglobin in a given volume of red cells

Red cell distribution width (RDW) is a measurement of the variability of red blood cell size

Platelet count thrombocytes: Platelets (also called) are disc-shaped cell fragments without a nucleus that help in blood clotting. Platelet count is the measurement of the number of platelets in a given volume of blood

Mean Platelet Volume (MPV) is a measurement of the average size of platelets

Mean Corpuscular Volume (MCV) is the average volume of a red blood cell

Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin (MCH) is the average amount of hemoglobin in the average red blood cell

Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin Concentration (MCHC) is the average concentration of hemoglobin in a given volume of red cells

Red Cell Distribution Width (RDW)is a measurement of the variability of red blood cell size

Lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) test measures the level of LD in the blood and other body fluids. It is an enzyme that produces energy in the body cells. This test is ordered if a disease or condition causes cellular or tissue damage. LDH levels can also be checked if an individual has experienced an injury, muscle trauma, or when a person has signs and symptoms of hemolytic anemia. LD testing nowadays is also ordered for patients who have an active infection of COVID-19 or those who have recovered from the condition.

C-reactive Protein (CRP) test measures the level of C-Reactive Protein (CRP) in the blood. This protein is made in your liver in response to inflammation. Normally, you have low levels of CRP present in your blood. High levels can be indicative of serious infection or other disorders that include:

  • Bacterial infections, like sepsis(sometimes life-threatening condition)
  • Fungal infection
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • An autoimmune disorder like rheumatoid arthritis or lupus
  • A bone infection called osteomyelitis

D-Dimer: D-dimer refers to the protein fragments produced when your body dissolves a blood clot. D-dimer testing is usually ordered when someone is suffering from symptoms of a serious condition (e.g., chest pain and difficulty in breathing) & is brought into an emergency. A D-dimer test may also be ordered when someone has symptoms of deep vein thrombosis, such as:

  • Tenderness or leg pain usually in one leg
  • Leg swelling
  • Discoloration of the leg

D-Dimer test is also ordered when someone has symptoms of pulmonary embolism such as:

  • Sudden shortness of breath, forced breathing
  • Coughing
  • Hemoptysis (blood in sputum)
  • Chest pain related to lungs
  • Rapid heart rate

What is Ferritin?

Ferritin is a protein that acts as the main storage for iron inside the cells. The Ferritin Test checks for the levels of the ferritin in blood to determine the levels of iron in the body and judge the body’s capacity to store iron.

Why is Ferritin done?

The Ferritin Test is performed:

  • To confirm iron deficiency anemia detected in routine check-ups
  • To determine iron deficiency or iron overload in the body
  • To determine the capacity of the body to store iron

What does Ferritin Measure?

Iron is an essential micronutrient that is required by the body in trace amounts. Iron plays an essential role in a number of body activities, the most important of which is in the formation and functioning of red blood cells or RBCs. Iron is an integral part of a protein called hemoglobin in the RBCs. RBCs transport oxygen from the lungs to other body tissues.

Iron is not produced by the body and its only source is diet. Only a minute quantity of iron is required by the body. Most of the iron obtained from the food is converted to hemoglobin in the RBCs. Excess iron absorbed from food is stored as ferritin and hemosiderin, and a small amount as myoglobin and enzymes. Ferritin is stored in the liver, spleen, bone marrow, and skeletal muscles. When iron levels in the blood drop, it is recovered from these stored iron reserves.

Iron deficiency may occur due to insufficient dietary consumption of iron, excessive loss of blood from injuries, bleeding during periods, during pregnancy, etc. Iron deficiency could also be because of diseases like Celiac disease which prevent absorption of nutrients from food. Increased ferritin levels in the blood may occur due to excess iron consumption through diet or iron supplements, multiple blood transfusions within a short duration, liver damage, alcoholism, or due to conditions like hemochromatosis where the body absorbs excessive iron from food. Ferritin is also an acute phase reactant which means that its levels increase in response to inflammation.  Increased ferritin levels can be observed in patients suffering from chronic infections, autoimmune diseases, liver diseases, kidney failure, and in presence of malignant tumors.

A very small amount of ferritin is found in circulation. Iron binds to another protein called transferrin in blood. The Ferritin Test is performed in combination with other iron measurement tests like Iron Test, Total Iron Binding Capacity (TIBC) Test, and Unsaturated Iron Binding Capacity (UIBC) Test. The results are interpreted accordingly.

What is ESR?

Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR) Test, also known as sedimentation rate test or sed rate test is a blood test which can detect inflammatory activity in the body. ESR test doesn’t diagnose one specific condition. Instead, it helps to diagnose or monitor the progress of an inflammatory disease.

Why is ESR done?

The Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR) Test is performed:

  • To detect any inflammation in the body which may be caused due to conditions such as infections, cancers, and autoimmune diseases
  • To monitor the progress of inflammatory diseases
  • To evaluate the response to treatment of inflammatory diseases

What does ESR Measure?

The ESR test measures the rate at which red blood cells (erythrocytes) settle (sediment) at the bottom of a tube that contains a blood sample in one hour. The test result is expressed in millimeters per hour (mm/hr).

In the presence of inflammation, certain proteins mainly fibrinogen increase in blood. This high proportion of fibrinogen in the blood causes the red blood cells to form a stack (rouleaux formation) which settle quickly due to their high density.

The ESR test is a non-specific measure of inflammation. An ESR can be affected by conditions other than inflammation also. Although a high ESR can detect the presence of inflammation, it cannot provide any information regarding the cause and site of inflammation. Hence, an ESR test is done along with other tests.

High ESR can be seen in:

  • Inflammatory disease such as Arthritis (Inflammation of joints), vasculitis (Inflammation of blood vessels)
  • Infection, such as pneumonia, pelvic inflammatory disease, appendicitis, skin infection, bone infection, heart valve infection
  • Autoimmune diseases, such as systemic lupus erythematosus or rheumatoid arthritis
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Viral infections
  • Pregnancy
  • Cancer, such as lymphoma or multiple myeloma

Low ESR can be seen in:

  • Congestive heart failure
  • Polycythemia
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Severe liver disease
  • Hypofibrinogenemia