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The suPAR biomarker predicts critical illness across diseases, by measuring the level of activation in the immune response. suPARnostic® is a reliable prognostic tool that enables healthcare professionals to make quick and informed patient triaging decisions at emergency departments in hospitals.

How to interpret suPAR results

Lead with confidence

suPARnostic® empowers healthcare professionals to lead patient triage with confidence by making better informed decisions, backed by reliable biological data across diseases.

Implementing the biomarker suPAR in clinical care delivers faster and safer patient discharges, reduces re-admissions, unnecessary admissions as well as hospital length of stay. – Freeing up critical resources, valuable time and saving hospital beds for those who need them.

Improve patient care

Up to 22% reduction in hospital admissions and up to 6% reduction in hospital length-of-stay per patient


Reduce healthcare costs

Up to €100-380 savings per admission depending on medical specialty and geography

Empower clinical staff

Get more information to make more confident decisions to potentially reduce uncertainty and stress


COVID-19 triaging using the inflammatory biomarker suPAR

The prognostic biomarker suPAR is currently used across various hospitals in Europe to manage COVID-19 patients.

The admission suPAR level is an early indicator for the risk of developing severe respiratory failure and requiring mechanical ventilation*.

Using admission suPAR levels for COVID-19 patients, physicians may identify low-risk patients for early discharge to reduce the pressure on COVID-19 hospitals, i.e., at emergency departments and in intensive care units <sup>4,5</sup>. Furthermore, physicians may identify high-risk patients for early treatment.

COVID-19 hospitals using suPAR for risk stratification may experience:

  • Improved patient care with fewer unnecessary admissions, fewer re-admissions, early treatment intervention, and shorter length-of-stay
  • Empowered clinical staff with more information to make confident decisions reducing stress and uncertainty
  • Reduced healthcare costs

suPAR is a naturally occurring protein measurable in all humans reflecting immune activation. The protein is associated with inflammation and adverse outcomes across life threatening diseases. suPAR can be measured in clinical routine using the suPARnostic® TurbiLatex product that fits existing hospital work flows and instruments. suPARnostic® TurbiLatex is validated for use on clinical chemistry analysers from Roche Diagnostics, Siemens Healthineers, and Abbott.

“suPAR can be a strong tool for the much-needed early risk stratification of patients with COVID-19.”

Prof. Ove Andersen, MD, PhD, DmSc, Copenhagen University Hospital Hvidovre, Denmark. suPAR News Vol. 3, June 2020

“ViroGates aims to make a difference by empowering healthcare professionals in their clinical decision making, ultimately leading to improved patient care and reduced healthcare costs. We are committed to providing hospitals with high-quality prognostic biomarker products. I am proud of the accomplishments of our employees in spreading the suPAR message and look forward to continuing to make a positive impact on healthcare globally”

– Jakob Knudsen, CEO at ViroGates

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“It has become clear that suPAR is a very strong prognostic marker, exceeding the prognostic value of all other routinely measured biomarkers in our hospital.”

Prof. Ove Andersen,
MD, PhD, DmSc, Copenhagen University Hospital Hvidovre, Denmark
suPAR News Vol. 3, June 2020

How suPARnostic® works at the Emergency Department

Step 1

A patient is admitted to the ED for observation

Step 2

The patient’s blood sample is drawn

Step 3

The patient’s suPAR level is measured at the central lab
(~20 minutes) and fits existing hospital workflow.

Step 4

The physician gets the result and makes a triage decision

COVID-19 patient outcome

COVID-19 patient outcome
Need for mechanical ventilation
(exploratory study)

n = 57Need for mechanical ventilationNo need for mechanical ventilationPPV/NPV
suPAR > 6 ng/ml183PPV
suPAR ≥ 4 and ≤ 6 ng/ml320PPV
suPAR < 4 ng/ml013NPV
Sensitivity/ Specificity
(suPAR < 4 ng/ml)

Source: Rovina, N. et al. Soluble urokinase plasminogen activator receptor (suPAR) as an early predictor of severe respiratory failure in patients with COVID-19 pneumonia. Crit Care24, 187 (2020).

suPAR is a significant independent predictor of mortality of ED patients

n = 4,343Patients dead after 30 daysPatients alive after 30 daysPPV/NPV
suPAR ≥6 ng/ml133509PPV
suPAR >3 and l771,580
suPAR ≤3 ng/ml142,030NPV
(suPAR ≤3 versus
≥6 ng/ml)

Source: Rasmussen LJH, Ladelund S, Haupt TH, et al. Emerg Med J 2016;33:769-775

* suPAR values should be used in conjunction with clinical findings and the results of other laboratory parameters. suPAR values alone are not indicative of the need for mechanical ventilation.

1. Soluble urokinase plasminogen activator receptor (suPAR) as an early predictor of severe respiratory failure in patients with COVID-19 pneumonia. Rovina N et al. Crit Care. 2020 4(1):187. (LINK:
2. Soluble Urokinase Receptor (SuPAR) in COVID-19-Related AKI. Azam TU et al. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2020 (LINK:
3. Soluble Urokinase-Guided Anakinra To Prevent Respiratory Failure In COVID-19: A Single-Arm Trial. Kyriazopoulou E et al. (preprint, link to be provided when available)
4. Soluble Urokinase Plasminogen Activator Receptor: A Biomarker for Predicting Complications and Critical Care Admission of COVID-19 Patients. Chalkias A et al. Mol Diagn Ther. 2020 (5):517-521. (LINK:
5. COVID-19 and pneumonia: a role for the uPA/uPAR system. D’Alonzo D et al. Drug Discov Today. 2020 (8):1528-1534. Review. (LINK:


published suPAR studies in leading medical journals

The suPARnostic® brand consists of the following 3 products:

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Quick Triage

A Point of Care Solution

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For Automated Systems

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Clinical and Research

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