“COVID PCR Tests – Am I Contagious or Not?”

By Donna Garner


It is critically important for me (and everyone else) to know from a COVID PCR test whether or not I am contagious and could give COVID to others, right?  That is the Number One question that has to be answered before deciding whether I (and others) should stay in lockdown or should be allowed to move about freely. 

Unfortunately, the answer to that all-important PCR question has been tragically lacking from the very beginning of this COVID pandemic.

On 6.16.21, Texas S.B. 968 was signed into law by Governor Abbott and was to go into effect immediately. Why is this such a big deal?  Here’s why:  This bill requires the reporting of COVID PCR tests to contain the cycle threshold values (CT) and their reference ranges, putting us on the same page as Gov. DeSantis did for Florida.

If my cycle threshold level (CT) is 40 or higher, I am not contagious for COVID.

If my cycle threshold level (CT) is 30 or lower, I definitely have COVID and need to seek treatment (including using various therapies such as HCQ, Ivermectin, zinc, Vitamin D, Vitamin C, quercetin, monoclonal, etc.).

Question One: “Have COVID PCR labs in Texas followed this law since it went into effect on 6.16.21?”  Answer: I do not know.

Question Two: “Are Texas COVID PCR labs reporting the cycle thresholds based upon sound, scientific reference data?”  Answer: I do not know.

Question Three: “Why did the World Health Organization and the FDA deliberately set the CT cycle levels at 40 or above (which is ‘scientifically and diagnostically meaningless garbage’)?”

ANSWER: I believe the answer to this question is quite clear. COVID fears have captured the world.  Control-freak Fauci et al., have stolen people’s individual freedoms; and as reported on 11.16.21, three of the major pharmaceutical companies have been making a profit of $65,000 every minute from their COVID vaccines.


12.1.20 – “HOW TO INTERPRET A PCR TEST” – by Dr. Chris Martenson  (Chart is posted at marker 21:46 of Dr. Martenson’s video – link to full video posted at the bottom of this page.)

Any positive PCR result with CT (Cycle Threshold) of 30 or lower indicates an active infection. Treat accordingly.

Any CT between 30 and 35 is suspect. May indicate active infection or may be inactive. It also may be inactive or a false positive. Take prophylactic measures but don’t worry too much.

Any CT between 35 and 40 is increasingly useless.  It might be asymptomatic. You might have gotten over it, or you might be at the early stages. However, if there are no  clinical symptoms, you have nothing to worry about.

Any CT “positive” result over 40 is complete garbage. Or, more gently, “scientifically and diagnostically meaningless.”  

The W. H. O.’s test standards with a CT of 45 is beyond garbage!



“All States Should Be Required To Report Cycle Thresholds on PCR COVID Test Results”

By Donna Garner

[COMMENTS FROM DONNA GARNER:  This good news is all backed up by medical science and answers the question all of us must ask whenever we have a PCR test.  The article From Zero Hedge follows below, but Dr. Martenson’s chart is the crux of the matter (results posted above).  

Florida’s Gov. DeSantis has figured it out and is requiring all labs in his state to report cycle thresholds (CT).  Knowing our CT would tell us whether we need real COVID treatment and whether we are infectious.  All states need to require this same type of cycle threshold reporting on all COVID-19 PCR tests.  

The link to Dr. Martenson’s full video is posted at the bottom of the page.  In it he explains the absolute idiocy of our present COVID quarantine lockdowns. If our CT is 35 or above and we have no clinical symptoms, we are not infectious to others.

I am willing to bet that numerous sports teams, businesses, and other entities have lost multi-millions of dollars while sitting there in quarantine/lockdown with CT’s of 35 or above.  

Anytime that we have a PCR test, we need to be told the CT results because it would give us hard evidence as to how to proceed with our lives.  Governors and state legislators need to demand that CT results must be reported and based upon sound scientific reference ranges.  – Donna Garner]


12.7.20 – Zero Hedge

“For The First Time, A US State Will Require Disclosure Of PCR ‘Cycle Threshold’ Data In COVID Tests”

By Tyler Durden

THE ORIGINAL ZERO HEDGE LINK HAS BEEN TAKEN DOWN, BUT TYLER DUNDEN’S ARTICLE CAN STILL BE FOUND AT: https://www.naturalblaze.com/2020/12/for-the-first-time-a-us-state-will-require-disclosure-of-pcr-cycle-threshold-data-in-covid-tests.html

Excerpts from this article:

…”As a reminder, “cycle thresholds” (Ct) are the level at which widely used polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test can detect a sample of the COVID-19 virus. The higher the number of cycles, the lower the amount of viral load in the sample; the lower the cycles, the more prevalent the virus was in the original sample.

Numerous epidemiological experts have argued that cycle thresholds are an important metric by which patients, the public, and policymakers can make more informed decisions about how infectious and/or sick an individual with a positive COVID-19 test might be. However, as JustTheNews reports, health departments across the country are failing to collect that data.

Here are a few headlines from those experts and scientific studies:

  1. Experts compiled three datasets with officials from the states of Massachusetts, New York and Nevada that conclude:“Up to 90% of the people who tested positive did not carry a virus.”
  1. The Wadworth Center, a New York State laboratory, analyzed the results of its July tests at the request of the NYT: 794 positive tests with a CT of 40: “With a CT threshold of 35, approximately half of these PCR tests would no longer be considered positive,” said the NYT. “And about 70% would no longer be considered positive with a CT of 30! “
  1. An appeals court in Portugal hasruled that the PCR process is not a reliable test for Sars-Cov-2, and therefore any enforced quarantine based on those test results is unlawful.
  1. A new study from the Infectious Diseases Society of America, found that at 25 cycles of amplification, 70% of PCR test “positives” are not “cases” since the virus cannot be cultured, it’s dead. And by 35: 97% of the positives are non-clinical.
  1. PCR is not testing for disease, it’s testing for a specific RNA pattern and this is the key pivot. When you crank it up to 25, 70% of the positive results are not really “positives” in any clinical sense, since it cannot make you or anyone else sick

So, in summary, with regard to our current “casedemic”, positive tests as they are counted today do not indicate a “case” of anything. They indicate that viral RNA was found in a nasal swab. It may be enough to make you sick, but…probably won’t. And certainly not sufficient replication of the virus to make anyone else sick. But you will be sent home for ten days anyway, even if you never have a sniffle. And this is the number the media breathlessly reports… and is used to fearmonger mask mandates and lockdowns nationwide…

All of which is background for an intriguing decision made by Florida’s Department of Health (and signed off on by Florida’s Republican Governor Ron deSantis).

For the first time in the history of the pandemic, a state will require that all labs in the state report the critical “cycle threshold” level of every COVID-19 test they perform.

All positive, negative and indeterminate COVID-19 laboratory results must be reported to FDOH via electronic laboratory reporting or by fax immediately. This includes all COVID-19 test types – polymerase chain reaction (PCR), other RNA, antigen and antibody results.

Cycle threshold (CT) values and their reference ranges, as applicable, must be reported by laboratories to FDOH via electronic laboratory reporting or by fax immediately.

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12.1.20 – “Positive COVID Test? Ask This Question!”  — by Dr. Chris Martenson 

26:03 MINUTES — LINK TO EXCELLENT YOU TUBE VIDEO:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWqNl4UUlH0&feature=emb_logo


1.11.22 – “Test, jab, boost, repeat … a losing war” – by Jane. M. Orient, M.D. – World Net Daily – Note:  Dr. Orient is executive director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, AAPS — https://www.wnd.com/2022/01/test-jab-boost-repeat-losing-war/?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=wnd-breaking&utm_campaign=breaking&utm_content=breaking&ats_es=c1002292f3fa45c0e413c77f8fc49929


Passed by Gov. Abbott on 6.16.21 – goes into effect immediately




Reporting Procedures

Texas S.B. 968 requires the executive commissioner of the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) to require reports of diseases to contain the cycle threshold values and their reference ranges for the reportable disease that is the subject of the report. Cycle threshold value means for a communicable disease test the number of thermal cycles required for the fluorescent signal to exceed that of the background and cross the threshold for a positive test.