Accuracy of PCRTesting

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Dear Department of Health,

Could you please explain how accurate is the PCR testing?
and how many Cycle Thresholds are being use to determine the accuracy of it.

Yours faithfully,

Zaia D

FOI, Department of Health

Dear Zaia D,

I refer to your correspondence below of 26 August 2021, to the Department of Health (department).

I am writing to advise you that your request in its current format is not valid under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act).

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Dear FOI,
I would like to find out under the FOI Act, How accurate is the PCR testing and how many Cycle Thresholds are being used to determine the accuracy of it.

You can contact me via email; [email address]

Thank you in advance!

Yours sincerely,

Zaia D