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PCR Test Cycle Threashold

Stuart Hopkins made this Freedom of Information request to Public Health England

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Dear Public Health England,

With a recent court ruling in Portugal regarding the ruling that PCR tests are Unreliable.
It was noted that several countries are usiung a higher than normal Cycle Treashold near and very close to 40, which have show to have an acuracy of 3% with a false positive rate of 97%

Having reviewed other FOI's in reltation to requesting the information relating to the Cycle threshold used here in the UK it seems there has not actually been an answer to this question.

I have reviewed this document
https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk...

It does not state what Cycle threshold is being used here in the UK when testing for Covid.

Please clearly indicate the Cycle threshold being used in the UK as a number.

Yours faithfully,

Stuart Hopkins

FOI, Public Health England

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OFFICIAL
Dear Stuart Hopkin,

Please find attached Public Health England's response to your request.

FOI Team
Public Accountability Unit
Public Health England
[Public Health England request email]
Tel: 020 8327 6920
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Dear FOI,

Please can you tell me who holds this information.

Yours sincerely,

Stuart Hopkins

FOI, Public Health England

OFFICIAL
Dear Stuart,

Thank you for your email to Public Health England (PHE) on 25 January 2021.

I refer to the response provided in relation to case reference 1967. Under section 16, a public authority has a duty to provide advice and assistance. Accordingly, you were referred to the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and the Medicines and Healthcare product Regulatory Agency (MHRA), as these departments/agencies may be able to assist you further.

You can submit an FOI request to DHSC through the following contact form:
https://contactus.dhsc.gov.uk/

You can submit an FOI request via email to MHRA at:
[email address]

Yours Sincerely,

FOI Team
Public Accountability Unit
Public Health England

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