These were the words of Daiana Arroyo, a biochemist from the Villalonga polyclinic, who explained how the analyzes are performed to detect if patients have the need for dengue.
Dr. Carola Figueroa, member of the Ministry of Pediatrics, read from the producer: “We are all working in the supplement for the defense of the emergency, we try to cover and help all the people. The first test, in which we evaluate the patient according to the severity and symptoms. If the patient comes very decompensated, who will focus first , he goes through the infirmary, that parameter, that is, the pressure, the pulse, the saturation is controlled and it depends on whether he is diabetic or not, or glycemic control; after that, he goes to the medical care. that is, he made the factory or not.
And he added: “Here we have a laboratory that is available, almost 24 hours a day, so that if the extraction is already at the 48 or 72 hour stage, the phone number is requested and evaluated if it occurs. complications, this is a low platelet or leukopenia. If so, you are called to re-evaluate and see if you do not have bleeding or if you have comorbidities to see if you need hospitalization or not. When we have a savings account for hospitalization, to do hydrations and to compensate the patient. We accept for 24-hour care, between 200 and 250 people every day”, he closed.
For that part, the biochemist Daiana Arroyo, explained: “With the hematology calculation, it gives us the most benefit that this, a few years ago, was done manually, but now with this equipment we can be a process in only 30 seconds. Obviously, in 30 seconds, from when we have that sample, we introduce it into the equipment, it happens to us and from that we can already have an idea of what the patient is like, especially the patient with dengue that we evaluate. , which is called leukopenia, that is, it produces a decrease in white blood cells and also a decrease in platelets, also producing thrombocytopenia. According to the values we see that the patient is present, we immediately notify the doctor so that the patient is treated as soon as possible, controlling their environment and hemodynamic status.”
“So we use another device, which is a clinical chemistry unit in which we also evaluate the state of the liver, because we know that there is a virus that also affects and causes inflammation at the level of the liver and also hemoconcentration in the blood.” That’s why we also evaluate everything related to kidney properties, which can be done in a patient with high blood pressure, those headaches, those discomforts, we evaluate other team”, he said.
It was also called a profession. “Of course, all this is always evaluated and validated by a biochemical professional and based on this, a fast and dynamic communication with a medical professional, so that we can respond to the waiting patient who needs to be served. Cyprosa provides us with tubes that have a specific gel, which is also a material that allows us to have a second sample that is introduced into the second equipment in less than 15 minutes and inserted into the equipment. This gives us the speed of work, because there are different types of materials with which we work, but at the moment Siprosa is trying to give us the best material to work as quickly as possible”, he concluded.