Coronavirus: Must tests after recovering from Covid-19

Sun Online Desk

3rd May, 2021 02:16:47 printer

Coronavirus: Must tests after recovering from Covid-19


Rising recovery rates have provided a bleak glimmer of hope at times like this. 

If you have recently recovered from coronavirus, must do the following tests and scans:

igG antibody tests

Determining the level of antibodies can not just help you get a better idea of how immune-protected you are, but also especially helpful if you are eligible for plasma donation.

Complete Blood Count (CBC) tests

CBC tests are a fundamental test that measures the different types of blood cells (RBCs, WBCs, Platelets etc) and gives you an idea of how well you have responded to a COVID infection, Times of India reported.

Glucose, cholesterol tests

Post-recovery, getting routine function tests such as Type-1, Type-2 diabetes, cholesterol or are prone to cardiac complications. Biochemistry, creatinine, liver and kidney function tests may also be recommended for the ones at risk.

Neuro-function tests

Many patients report neurological and psychological symptoms weeks and months after recovery. Lingering symptoms of Covid, such as brain fog, anxiety, tremors, dizziness, fatigue should also be looked into. Women over the age of 40 are more prone to the risks and may need priority testing as well.

Vitamin D test

Vitamin D supplementation could help speed up recovery. Therefore, taking an essential test like the Vitamin-D test help deal with any deficiency, if needed.

Chest scans

HRCT scans are being hailed right now for their accuracy in detecting disease severity. It also showcases the level of lung involvement caused by COVID-19.

A COVID-19 infection triggers widespread inflammation in the body which causes weakening and damage of important heart muscles, arrhythmias and lead to complications such as myocarditis, which is one of the most common post-COVID recovery problems reported in people.