SOPs for types of PCR machine

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Dear NHS National Services Scotland,

Please can you give me the following information:

For each of the following PCR machines used in detecting SARS-CoV-19, what is the Standard Operating Procedure, including primer used and cycle threshold to indicate positive test result.
1. Abbott
2. Diasorin
3. Roche Elecsys
4. Siemens
5. Any other machine used (please specify type and give Standard operating procedure details)

Yours faithfully,

Jocelyn Hammer

nss foi, NHS National Services Scotland

Dear Jocelyn,  

 

Freedom of Information Reference:  2021-000138

 

I refer to your freedom of information request which we received on
24/02/2021 requesting the following information:

 

Dear NHS National Services Scotland,

 

Please can you give me the following information:

 

For each of the following PCR machines used in detecting  SARS-CoV-19,
what is the Standard Operating Procedure, including primer used and cycle
threshold to indicate positive test result.

1. Abbott

2. Diasorin

3. Roche Elecsys

4. Siemens

5. Any other machine used (please specify type and give Standard operating
procedure details)

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Jocelyn Hammer

 

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 24/03/2021.  

 

Kind regards,

 

Katie

 

Katie Gallacher

 

FOI Support Administrator

Strategy, Performance & Service Transformation

 

 

NHS National Services Scotland

Gyle Square

1 South Gyle Crescent

Edinburgh

EH12 9EB

 

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nss foi, NHS National Services Scotland

Dear Ms Hammer

 

Thank you for your recent FOI request which sought the following
information:-

 

For each of the following PCR machines used in detecting  SARS-CoV-19,
what is the Standard Operating Procedure, including primer used and cycle
threshold to indicate positive test result.

1. Abbott

2. Diasorin

3. Roche Elecsys

4. Siemens

5. Any other machine used (please specify type and give Standard operating
procedure details)

 

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From: nss foi <[NHS National Services Scotland request email]>
Sent: 25 February 2021 08:56
To: Jocelyn Hammer <[FOI #731193 email]>
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Subject: Freedom of Information Reference: FOI-2021-000138

 

Dear Jocelyn,  

 

Freedom of Information Reference:  2021-000138

 

I refer to your freedom of information request which we received on
24/02/2021 requesting the following information:

 

Dear NHS National Services Scotland,

 

Please can you give me the following information:

 

For each of the following PCR machines used in detecting  SARS-CoV-19,
what is the Standard Operating Procedure, including primer used and cycle
threshold to indicate positive test result.

1. Abbott

2. Diasorin

3. Roche Elecsys

4. Siemens

5. Any other machine used (please specify type and give Standard operating
procedure details)

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Jocelyn Hammer

 

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 24/03/2021.  

 

Kind regards,

 

Katie

 

Katie Gallacher

 

FOI Support Administrator

Strategy, Performance & Service Transformation

 

 

NHS National Services Scotland

Gyle Square

1 South Gyle Crescent

Edinburgh

EH12 9EB

 

[3][email address]

 

Please consider the environment before printing this email.

 

NHS National Services Scotland is the common name for the Common Services
Agency for the Scottish Health Service. [4]www.nhsnss.org

 

 

 

 

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