Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
Hypoxemic or In Respiratory Distress

Hypoxemic or In Respiratory Distress

Diagnostic Testing

  • D-dimer, CRP, LDH, Ferritin (DO NOT ORDER DAILY)
  • Sputum studies (fungal, bacterial)
  • Blood culture if other signs of sepsis
  • BNP

Note

Tests may be repeated q3 days if abnormal or with clinical deterioration

Routine use of procalcitonin upon admission is not recommended, as the clinical significance in COVID is unclear, and the prevalence of community-acquired bacterial superinfection is very low (3-4%)