RT PCR – (Throat Swab) –

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.

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