MMC

COVID 19 TEST REPORTS
DEPARTMENT OF MICROBIOLOGY
GOVERNMENT THANJAVUR MEDICAL COLLEGE

TEST REPORT INTERPRETATION ( RT-PCR)

POSITIVE ( DETECTED)

  • Indicates presence of SARS CoV2 viral RNA in sample
  • Detected result doesn't distinguish viable/replicating or non viable organism.

NEGATIVE ( NOT DETECTED)

  • There is no evidence of SARS CoV2 viral RNA in sample.
  • It doesn't rule out SARS CoV2 infection completely due to limit of detection of the equipment.

LIMITATIONS

  • Presence of PCR inhibitors, inappropriate selection and collection of sample, not maintaining proper transport condition may result in undue quantification and / or failure to detect the presence of pathogen.