The machine starts collecting the data of Ct value means the threshold cycle data.
With a cutoff of 35, about 43 percent of those tests would no longer qualify as positive.
It found that the time since the onset of symptoms has a stronger relationship with Ct values as compared to the severity of the disease.
Now let us understand it in layman.
Meaning, no asymptomatic condition can be shown in the report even if the person is normal.
A benchmark of 35, therefore, means that more patients would be considered positive than we would get if the benchmark were 24.