suPARnostic® Case Stories
Healthy male, age 50, experienced over several months weight loss, reported non-well-being and did repeated standard blood tests at his doctor and at a hospital. All standard blood parameters were normal, his suPAR value was rising and hits the critical area after ca. 6 months.
Although still labelled "healthy" by the medical system, he shortly after broke down and was admitted to ICU, and liver failure was imminent soon after. The patient did not survive and was post-mortem diagnosed with Q-fever, a tropical disease.
Recognition only one month earlier would have saved his life. More elaborate and expensive tests on this patient would have revealed earlier, that he was suffering from a critical condition.
suPARnostic® would have flagged that patient correctly early enough to save his life.
Healthy male, age 25 years, experienced a continuing "feeling sick" and symptoms like being pale, being tired. Repeated doctors visits resulted in no diagnosis, all blood values were normal, no further tests were authorized.
The slowly rising suPAR value predicted that the person was developing a potential critical condition, and at suPAR value 4,1 the person was admitted to an Emergency Room at request of ViroGates. A series of more elaborate tests diagnosed the person with latent tuberculosis and mononucleosis.
As a result of the early recognition, the person did not require a single hospital day, no drug treatment and had to take almost no sick days. More sleep, no sport, no alcohol were sufficient for healing.
Too late recognition would have involved sick days, medical treatment and eventually even hospitalization days.
suPARnostic® was an early and correct warning sign.
Healthy male, age 45, experienced the same symptoms as Case 2 above, including loss of some weight. Blood values were normal and the person's suPAR level was slightly elevated, but was not rising into the critical area.
Adjustment of lifestyle (more sleep, better food, more sport) lowered the suPAR level a few months later into the "normal" area.
suPARnostic® recognized correctly that this person was not a critical case requiring immediate hospital attention.