Test technology being used to detect Delta variant of covid
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Dear Ministry of Health,
Please can you tell me what type of Test or technology is being used to detect the Delta variant of Covid-19 and how this differs from the standard PCR test being used to detect Other variants of Covid?
Can you also tell me what threshold of cycles is being used to detect the Delta variant if using a PCR test?
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Kia ora Dan,
Thank you for your request for official information received on 18 August
"Please can you tell me what type of Test or technology is being used to
detect the Delta variant of Covid-19 and how this differs from the
standard PCR test being used to detect Other variants of Covid?
Can you also tell me what threshold of cycles is being used to detect the
Delta variant if using a PCR test?”
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