Health professions are heavily engaged facing the current threat of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). Although there are many diagnostic tools, an accurate and rapid laboratory procedure for diagnosing COVID-19 is recommended. We focused on platelet parameters as the additional biomarkers for clinical diagnosis in patients presenting to the emergency department (ED).
High immature platelet fraction with reduced platelet count on hospital admission. Can it be useful for COVID-19 diagnosis? Introcaso G, Bonomi A, Salvini L, D'Errico T, Cattaneo A, Assanelli E, Barbieri SS, Biondi ML. Int J Lab Hematol. 2021 Sep 17. doi: 10.1111/ijlh.13701