If positive , Cycle Threshold (Ct) values have to be compulsorily given in report according to *new ICMR rules*
*Ct value* is the number of cycles required to detect the viral antigen. Lower the value (more viral load) higher the risk.
Ct Values :
Value between 17 to 24 – High Viral Load.
Value between 24 to 31 -Moderate Viral Load
Above both have to be admitted in hosp imm.
Value above 31 – Low Viral Load.
Can be treated under home quarantine under constant observation.