Started isolating after my brother, who I live with tested positive, and four days later I was also testing positive (making it likely he transmitted it to me). I did a PCR test and the lab returned with the confirmation.
Gen RdRP/ RdRP Gene: 24.72 cts.
Gen S/ S Gene: 22.37 cts.
Gen N/ N Gene: 22.38 cts.
However, my brother had completely different results, which did not include the S-Gene.
Gen ORF1ab/ ORF1ab Gene: 29.81 cts
Gen N/ N Gene: 32.97 cts
What I'm wondering is, do we have different strains? I read that PCR doesn't detect the S-Gene in the omicron variant. The PCR tests were done on different days, so maybe they just used different markers?
We're a bit confused right now and a bit worried since after I tested positive too we started sharing common areas of the apartment again.