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Lower cut off for RT-PCR test will lead to missing infections: ICMR to MaharashtraThe Indian Council of Medical Analysis (ICMR) has knowledgeable the Maharashtra authorities that it’s not in any respect advisable to make use of a decrease cycle threshold (CT) parameter in RT-PCR assessments as it’ll result in lacking a number of infectious individuals and enhance illness transmission.

Balram Bhargava, Director Basic, ICMR, in a letter to Pradeep Vyas, Principal Secretary, Well being and Household Welfare, Maharashtra, stated: “Implementing a Ct minimize off worth of 24 is under no circumstances advisable as it will result in lacking of a number of infectious individuals and elevated illness transmission.”

Bhargava was replying to a letter by Vyas on the topic. He stated the globally accepted minimize off for CT worth for Covid-19 ranges from 35-40 relying upon particular person restrictions laid down by particular person producers.

Nonetheless, the ICMR has taken inputs from totally different virology laboratories throughout the nation to reach at a

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