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PCR testing cycle rates (FOI)

PCR testing cycle rates (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 10 November 2021.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


What Cycle Threshold value has been used for Jerseys PCR tests since testing began and what value will be used for arriving passengers from the 2 November that require a PCR test.


The cycle rates have remained constant throughout - 40 cycles for OpenCell Altona and 45 cycles for the Hospital PCR assay. Information is publicly available on in response to a previous Freedom of Information request. Article 23 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 therefore applies.

Covid-19 PCR testing cycles (FOI)

This was not changed from 2 November 2021 for arriving passengers that require a PCR test.

Article applied

Article 23 - Information accessible to applicant by other means

(1) Information is absolutely exempt information if it is reasonably available to the applicant, otherwise than under this Law, whether or not free of charge.

(2) A scheduled public authority that refuses an application for information on this ground must make reasonable efforts to inform the applicant where the applicant may obtain the information

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