COVID-19 Lymphocyte Morphology – A Very Sensitive Parameter in Diagnosing COVID-19 from Peripheral Blood Smear

  • Nupur Rastogi Department of Pathology, Private Diagnostic Centre, Kota, Rajasthan, India
Keywords: COVID-19, Lymphocyte, RT-PCR, Sensitive, Specific parameter

Abstract

laboratory for complete hemogram, were studied over a period of 1 month in August 2020. The lymphocyte morphology in SARS-2 is very characteristic, unlike other viral infections. Based on this morphology, RT-PCR for COVID-19 was advised, the results for which were positive. Hence, this has proved to be a very sensitive and specific parameter in detecting COVID-19. This is the first paper showing correlation between atypical lymphocytes (Covicytes/Virocytes) with positive RT-PCR.

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Published
2020-10-18
How to Cite
Rastogi, N. (2020). COVID-19 Lymphocyte Morphology – A Very Sensitive Parameter in Diagnosing COVID-19 from Peripheral Blood Smear. Asian Pacific Journal of Health Sciences, 7(4), 42-43. Retrieved from http://apjhs.com/index.php/apjhs/article/view/1107