What are lab findings of pediatric coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)?

Updated: Oct 30, 2020
  • Author: Ayesha Mirza, MD; Chief Editor: David J Cennimo, MD, FAAP, FACP, AAHIVS  more...
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Although a consistent pattern of characteristic laboratory findings has not yet been identified in children with confirmed COVID-19, the following abnormalities have been observed:

  • Lymphopenia
  • Increased levels of liver and muscle enzymes and lactate dehydrogenase
  • Increased myoglobin and creatine kinase isoenzyme levels
  • Elevated C-reactive protein (CRP) level
  • Elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate
  • Increased procalcitonin level
  • Elevated D-dimer

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