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AdminFeb 22, 2021 11:10:00 AM< 1 min read

New CRL COVID-19 Research: Viral Load in Asymptomatic vs. Symptomatic Cases is Similar

Covid-19 Saliva Test

A new paper on COVID-19 research from CRL doctors was published this week. Over 460k samples collected from July 2020 to January 2021 were analyzed using the FDA Emergency Use Authorized test, CRL Rapid Response™.

Results demonstrated that the viral load in asymptomatic and symptomatic cases of COVID-19 is similar.

This research also demonstrates that molecular tests using saliva are equally effective for detecting viral load in symptomatic or asymptomatic individuals.

Graph: SARS CoV-2 value distribution
Bar chart showing viral load (Ct value) distribution in saliva samples assayed for SARS-CoV-2-specific gene target.

View the full paper here: