Dear NHS National Services Scotland,

The following PCR machines are used to detect SARS-CoV-2: Abbott, Diasorin, Roche Elecsys, Siemens.
With respect to pillar 2 tests, for each of these PCR machines, please can you tell me the cycle threshold for a positive test, and the percentage of positive tests which fall into the following bands of cycle numbers:
1. >35
2. 30-35
3. 25-30
4. 20-25
5. <20

If there are other types of PCR machines used, please give me the same information.

Yours faithfully,

Jocelyn Hammer

nss foi, NHS National Services Scotland

Dear Jocelyn Hammer

 

 

Freedom of Information Reference:  FOI-2021-000141

 

I refer to your freedom of information request which we received on 24
February 2021, requesting the following information:

 

The following PCR machines are used to detect SARS-CoV-2: Abbott,
Diasorin, Roche Elecsys, Siemens.

With respect to pillar 2 tests, for each of these  PCR machines, please
can you tell me the cycle threshold for a positive test, and the
percentage of positive tests which fall into the following bands of cycle
numbers:

1. >35

2. 30-35

3. 25-30

4. 20-25

5. <20

 

If there are other types of PCR machines used, please give me the same
information.

 

I confirm that under the terms of the Freedom of Information (Scotland)
Act 2002, a response to your information request will be sent within 20
working days of receipt, i.e. no later than 24 March 2021

 

 

Kind regards

 

 

David Beattie

Business Systems Administrator

Strategy, Performance and Service Transformation

 

NHS National Services Scotland

Gyle Square

1 South Gyle Crescent

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Dear Ms Hammer
Please find attached our response to your recent FOI request.

I trust you will find this of assistance.
I would be grateful for confirmation of receipt for our records.
Kind Regards
David Steel

 

 

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