Comparison between RT-qPCR for SARS-CoV-2 and expanded triage in sputum of symptomatic and asymptomatic COVID-19 subjects in Ecuador

Authors: Ariel Torres, Martha Fors, Tamaris Rivero, Karina Pantoja & Santiago Ballaz  BMC Infectious Diseases volume 21, Article number: 558 (2021)  Abstract Background The quantitative reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) effectively detects the SARS-COV-2 virus. SARS-CoV-2 Nevertheless, some critical gaps remain in the identification and monitoring of asymptomatic people. Methods This retrospective study included 733 asymptomatic and symptomatic COVID-19 subjects, who were submitted to the […]