Post Covid Check- Advance is a comprehensive package that includes liver function test, lipid profile, renal profile/renal function test, hemogram, complete urine examination, interleukin-6, high sensitivity c-reactive protein, hba1c, glycated haemoglobin, TSH, LDH, post prandial glucose, fasting glucose and anti-sars-cov-2 igG.
Even after recovering from Covid-19, the disease leaves a lasting effect on the body. This package helps in identifying to what extent the body has been impacted by the viral infection. It is known that many people face post covid complications in different parts of their systems.
This test is advised by many healthcare professionals to avoid any potential health risks and for regular monitoring post covid infection. Health complications arising post covid can be of different types and/or combinations. These complications could last for different durations of time, varying from person to person.
Frequently asked questions
How is the blood sample taken?
To take the blood sample, a tourniquet (elastic) band is placed tightly on the upper arm. The patient is then asked to make a fist. This helps in the build-up of blood filling the veins and it becomes easy to collect the blood. The skin is cleaned before inserting the needle in the vein in order to prevent bacteria from entering. Needle is inserted into the vein of the arm and the blood sample is collected in the vacutainer.
What are the signs and symptoms of Covid 19?
The most common signs and symptoms of Covid 19 are fever, dry cough, and tiredness. The less common symptoms of Covid 19 are sore throat, aches and pains, diarrhoea, conjunctivitis, loss of taste or smell, headache, a rash on the skin, or discoloration of fingers or toes. The serious symptoms of Covid 19 include shortness of breath or difficulty in breathing, pressure or chest pain, and loss of speech and/or movement.
What are the risk factors for Covid-19?
Anyone can get infected by Covid, but the chances of serious infection are high in people with chronic kidney disease, COPD, weakened immune system, obesity, people with heart related issues, diabetes, old age, etc.
What are the long term symptoms of post covid infection?
Many people recover from the infection. However, some people continue to experience a many effects after recovery like damage to major organs. Many studies are undertaken to study the long term effects of Covid-19.