Absolute Lymphocytes, Ferritin, C-Reactive Protein, and Lactate Dehydrogenase Predict Early Invasive Ventilation in Patients With COVID-19

Salvador Payán-Pernía, MD; Lucía Gómez Pérez, MD; Ángel F. Remacha Sevilla, MD, PhD; Jordi Sierra Gil, MD, PhD; Silvana Novelli Canales, MD, PhD


Lab Med. 2021;52(2):141-145. 

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This study identifies 4 simple laboratory parameters that predict with 88% accuracy the probability of early MIV, enabling early intervention and optimization of healthcare resources.