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In a supernatant containing live and dead virus, is it possible to differentiate them by rt- PCR method?

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: No.

Rt-pcr will detect viral RNA whether the virus is viable or not.

In brief: No.

Rt-pcr will detect viral RNA whether the virus is viable or not.
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