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What is Cycle threshold (Ct) Value in a RT-PCR Test?

The Ct Value in a RT-PCR test is cycle Threshold value. This value determines if a patient is COVID-19 positive or not. Why is it in news? The State Government of Maharashtra recently asked the Indian Council of Medical Research if it was advisable to treat a person as COVID-19 negative if his Ct value ..

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FactsBox: First Automated RT-PCR machine

The Pune-based molecular diagnostics enterprise Mylab has launched “Compact XL”. It is the first fully automated machine in India to perform molecular diagnostic tests including RT-PCR for COVID-19. Highlights The Compact XL machine will automate lab processes starting from sample handling to preparing RT-PCR ready tubes. The machine is cartridge-based and can test multiple samples ..

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General Science Compendium-1

Hydrophobia or Rabies:Rabies or hydrophobia is a viral neuroinvasive disease that causes acute encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) in warm-blooded animals. It is zoonotic (i.e. transmitted by domesticated / stray animals), most commonly by a bite from an infected animal, but occasionally by other forms of contact. It is fatal if left untreated. In some ..

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