Study on Relevant Features in COVID-19 PCR Tests

Plácido L. Vidal, Joaquim de Moura, Lucía Ramos, Jorge Novo, Marcos Ortega
2020 Proceedings (MDPI)  
In the year 2020, the world suffered the effects of a global pandemic. COVID-19 is a disease that mainly affects the respiratory system of patients, even causing a disproportionate response of the immune system and further spreading the damage to other vital organs. The main means by which health care services detected this viral disease was through the use of Polymerase Chain Reactions (PCRs). These PCRs allow the detection of known chains of the genetic code of the virus in samples of sputum.
more » ... samples of sputum. In this work, we study PCR signal features that allow to automatize the analysis of hundreds of PCRs. The findings obtained from the study have shown these features to be capable of obtaining successful results in the detection of COVID-19 in PCR samples, with only a small fraction of the information extracted by the clinicians for that purpose.
doi:10.3390/proceedings2020054045 fatcat:3ol3suvvm5dtjiqcfs5uehqjim