Test accurately identifies those at risk for severe COVID-19, researchers say

A new test accurately predicts who faces the highest risk for hospitalization, ventilator-supported breathing and death from COVID-19, …. “We found an antibody that can be detected for predictive diagnosis really early in the disease, within one to six days after the first COVID symptoms [appear],” study co-author Gregory Weiss told UPI in an email. “Such information could help direct therapeutic interventions toward patients who need the most help early on in the course of the disease, when it’s the most treatable,” said Weiss, a [professor of chemistry and molecular biology & biochemistry] at the University of California, Irvine.