Covid-19 PCR testing cycles (FOI)
Covid-19 PCR testing cycles (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
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Please provide a timeline of CT (cycling threshold) rates between March 2020 to date. Is the 40 thermal cycles still being used consistently? If not when was the cycle rate changed, to what rate, and for what reason?
The cycle rates have remained constant throughout - 40 cycles for OpenCell Altona and 45 cycles for the Hospital PCR assay.
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