A CT value is a measure of the amount of virus in a sample. A lower CT value indicates that there is less virus present, while a higher CT value indicates more virus present. A CT value of 15 in an RT-PCR test is considered to be low. In addition to the person’s age, a number of factors can affect what an appropriate CT value is for that person.
A CT value of 15 indicates that the virus is present but in a low amount. It's not a positive test, nor is it a negative test: if your CT was 15, it means that the number of copies of the virus in your blood sample was below the level at which it could be detected by the technique used on your sample. This means that you don't have enough virus in your body to count as positive for H1N1 or any other virus.
As you can imagine, this would be pretty disappointing news if you were waiting to get tested just so you could avoid getting sick with H1N1 or any other illness while traveling abroad this summer! However, if this happens to be what comes back from our lab after testing one of our patients' samples for flu viruses during their time abroad this summer—don't despair! Most likely there are plenty more people around them who do have flu symptoms and will infect many others before they return home again (if they do). Just keep washing your hands frequently and avoid touching surfaces where people sneeze or cough; those are two ways that viruses spread easily from person-to-person!
The RT-PCR test measures the 'cycle threshold' or CT value for a sample. A CT value is determined by many factors and is not directly comparable between people. The higher the CT value, the more RNA present in your sample.
The most important thing to know about your test result is that a CT value of 15 indicates that the virus is present but in a low amount (this can sometimes be detected with other tests).
In addition to the person’s age, a number of factors can affect what an appropriate CT value is for that person. These include:
A CT value of 15 in an RT-PCR test is considered to be low. This means that there is not much virus present in the sample, which can be a good thing or a bad thing depending on the situation.
If you have been exposed to Ebola, but your CT value is low then this would mean that you have only had a mild case and are now clear of the virus and do not need any additional treatment. However, if you have symptoms such as fever, vomiting and diarrhea then it could be an indication of another infection (such as malaria) so further testing may need to be done before any conclusions can be made.
When it comes to comparing values between different people we cannot really say that one person’s CT value is better than another’s because each person will react differently depending on their own level of immunity against Ebola infections
If a person with a high CT value is tested again, the second test will usually not report on the presence or absence of coronavirus. The reason for this is that most infections are cleared from the body within two weeks and therefore a single positive result would suggest that the virus was still present. If the virus has been cleared, then no new antibodies will be produced by the host. Any subsequent RT-PCR tests would therefore return negative results because there are no longer any antibodies to detect in your sample (it's important to note though that most infections do not clear completely and therefore repeat testing may still help confirm whether someone has recovered).
RT-PCR tests are used to check for active coronavirus infection, which can lead to the development of SARS. A CT value of 15 is considered low, meaning that there is a small amount of coronavirus present in the body. If you have a high CT value, it means that there is more coronavirus present; however, this does not necessarily mean that you have an active infection.
It depends on the sample you're testing and the field of study you're in. In the case of RT-PCR, CT values are determined by many factors and are not directly comparable between people.
CT values are affected by many different things. For example, a person's weight, gender and age can all have an effect on CT values. If a researcher makes assumptions about how one person's CT value will compare to another person's (or even their own), then they may draw wrong conclusions about their findings or make inaccurate predictions about future events.
If you have any questions about your CT value or the coronavirus test, please contact us. Our team is here to help!