This study investigated, using cycle threshold (Ct) qPCR values, the association between symptoms and viral clearance in 57 patients with asymptomatic/mild SARS-CoV-2 infection. Patients with olfactory/taste disorders (OTDs) exhibited lower qPCR Ct values and longer time to negative qPCR than those without OTDs, suggesting an association between OTDs and high viral burden.
- Cycle threshold (Ct) values
- Olfactory/taste disorders (OTDs)
- Real-time polymerase chain reaction (qPCR)
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)
- Infectious Diseases