Samples with <25 CT value under lens for Omicron
The Times of India Mumbai|December 04, 2021
Pune: Research laboratories in Maharashtra have started prioritising positive samples of Covid-infected patients without travel history with less than a 25 cycle threshold (CT) value for genome sequencing to rule out the presence of Omicron in the community, the latest variant of concern of SARS-CoV-2.
Umesh.Isalkar

A low CT value indicates a high viral load.

For those with a travel history to at-risk countries or close contacts of such travellers, positive samples would be sequenced irrespective of the CT value criterion, said Rajesh Karyakarte, the state coordinator for genome sequencing, on Friday.

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