Clinical Implementation of suPARnostic®TurbiLatex in routine use at The Cartagena University Hospital in Spain

Tue Jun 23 2020

The Hospital General Universitario Santa Lucía in Cartagena, Spain, will now use the suPARnostic® TurbiLatex for clinical decisions in the Emergency Department. According to Europa Press Murcia, the hospital is implementing this new severity-predicting biomarker for COVID-19. They will use it on the Roche cobas platform to improve triage, including for COVID-19 patients.

This marks the second Spanish hospital to routinely use suPARnostic® TurbiLatex, following the University Hospital in León’s adoption in February 2020.

Located in Spain’s southeast Murcia Region, the Cartagena University Hospital has 667 beds and serves as the referral center for around 300,000 people. Dra. María Dolores Albaladejo Otón, Head of the Clinical Analysis Service, and Dr. Luis García de Guadiana Romualdo, a specialist in Clinical Analysis, have led the implementation.

Hospital General Universitario Santa Lucía

ViroGates CEO Jakob Knudsen expressed satisfaction with another Spanish clinical adoption of suPARnostic® TurbiLatex, highlighting its value in triage amid the coronavirus pandemic. He looks forward to a lasting partnership with the hospital to aid in the triage of acute medical patients.

Dra. María Dolores Albaladejo commented on the hospital’s enthusiasm for the new biomarker, noting its effectiveness in the Emergency Department for deciding on hospital admissions or discharges. She anticipates soon confirming its benefits for COVID-19 patients at their hospital.

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