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Cost of processing a PCR test for Covid-19: FOI release

Published: 20 Jul 2021

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Published:
20 Jul 2021
Cost of processing a PCR test for Covid-19: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202100215784
Date received: 19 Jun 2021
Date responded: 19 Jul 2021
Information requested

Confirm the at cost price to the NHS laboratories the cost of processing our PCR tests for covid 19 and subsequent costs of the genomic sequencing for positive tests all as I said at cost price.

Response

The answer to your question can be found below. We are unable to provide exact costing as this depends on the circumstances described below.

  • PCR Testing Range Average £19 - £43 per test dependant on location of test and type of analyser used.
  • Sequence PCR Sample Average £26 - £69 per test dependant on location of test and type of analyser used.

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