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Rapid blood test identifies COVID-19 patients at high risk of severe disease – Gulf News

The blood test measures levels of mitochondrial DNA

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Washington: Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have shown that a relatively simple and rapid blood test can predict – within a day of a hospital admission – which patients with COVID-19 are at highest risk of severe complications or death.
The study, published in JCI Insight, involved nearly 100 patients newly admitted to the hospital with COVID-19.
One of the most vexing aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic is doctors’…

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