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Data Provider: Welsh Government Management Information Number of PCR antigen tests processed by NHS-Wales laboratories and percentage processed within 1, 2 and 3 days, by week and location
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Click here to sort26/04/2021Click here to sort03/05/2021Click here to sort10/05/2021Some pilot test events to trial the return of audiences to live events require attendees to return a negative PCR test within 5 days before the event. PCR testing for these events is included in the data presented in this release. For 10 to 16 May 2021 these tests accounted for around 800-1000 testsClick here to sort17/05/2021Some pilot test events to trial the return of audiences to live events require attendees to return a negative PCR test within 5 days before the event. PCR testing for these events is included in the data presented in this release.<br />For 17 to 23 May 2021 these tests accounted for around 350 tests.Click here to sort24/05/2021Some pilot test events to trial the return of audiences to live events require attendees to return a negative PCR test within 5 days before the event. PCR testing for these events is included in the data presented in this release.<br />For 24 to 30 May 2021 these tests accounted for around 250 tests.Click here to sort31/05/2021events to trial the return of audiences to live events require attendees to return a negative PCR test within 5 days before the event. PCR testing for these events is included in the data presented in this release.<br />For 24 to 30 May 2021 these tests accounted for around 7500 tests.
[Collapse]All test routes[Collapse]NHS Wales Lab[Collapse]HospitalWeekly tests completedTotal tests15,99316,31516,53616,665(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.16,58016,172
% results within 1 calendar dayTests with a valid date that are turned around in 1 calendar day979697979796
% results within 2 calendar daysTests with a valid date that are turned around in 2 calendar days100100100100100100
% results within 3 calendar daysTests with a valid date that are turned around in 3 calendar days100100100100100100
[Collapse]Community and mass testing: totalWeekly tests completedTotal tests.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
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% results within 2 calendar daysTests with a valid date that are turned around in 2 calendar days.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
% results within 3 calendar daysTests with a valid date that are turned around in 3 calendar days.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
[Collapse]Community and mass testing: In personWeekly tests completedTotal tests3,5284,2694,2284,3283,8994,156
% results within 1 calendar dayTests with a valid date that are turned around in 1 calendar day9999999999100
% results within 2 calendar daysTests with a valid date that are turned around in 2 calendar days100100100100100100
% results within 3 calendar daysTests with a valid date that are turned around in 3 calendar days100100100100100100
[Collapse]Satellite asymptomatic screening of key workers and residentsAlthough the term satellite is used, some of the screening tests of asymptomatic keyworkers or residents included in this category may be conducted in person as part of wider mass and community testing. Further work is needed to fully understand this distinction and may lead to some reallocation of tests between categories in future releases.Weekly tests completedTotal tests2,5172,8982,9012,7702,4152,636
% results within 1 calendar dayTests with a valid date that are turned around in 1 calendar day717188658985
% results within 2 calendar daysTests with a valid date that are turned around in 2 calendar days959497949898
% results within 3 calendar daysTests with a valid date that are turned around in 3 calendar days989898999899
[Collapse]OtherWeekly tests completedTotal tests744809625689785862
% results within 1 calendar dayTests with a valid date that are turned around in 1 calendar day938596939591
% results within 2 calendar daysTests with a valid date that are turned around in 2 calendar days98999999100100
% results within 3 calendar daysTests with a valid date that are turned around in 3 calendar days99100100100100100

Metadata

Title

Location of antigen tests processed in NHS Wales and non-NHS Wales laboratories

Last update

9 June 2021 9 June 2021

Next update

16 June 2021

Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Source 1

Public Health Wales

Contact email

kas.covid19@gov.wales

Designation

Management information

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation

Wales

Geographical coverage

Wales

Languages covered

English and Welsh

Data licensing

You may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence

General description

The weekly total number of COVID-19 tests authorised in a NHS Wales / non-NHS laboratory by location.

Frequency of publication

Weekly

Statistical quality

The total number of tests completed may differ to other tables due to different reporting times.
This data includes all tests completed not solely the number of individuals tested. Therefore, the totals here will differ from the number of individuals tested or testing episodes.
The results performance shown is a measure from the date a sample is recorded as being collected to the time that the result is authorised. It does not indicate how long it takes for an individual to receive their result from point of testing.

Samples collected as part of regular screening programmes, such as asymptomatic tests in care homes are included in satellite asymptomatic screening of keyworkers. This also includes testing of residents where key workers are employed.

Samples collected in mass testing centres, community testing units and mobile testing units are included in community and mass testing: in person. These are tests for where there is a clinical need and may include pre-operative screening tests.

Tests included in other do not contain enough information in the Electronic Test Record (ETR) to assign to a category. These may also include samples taken in other locations such as GP surgeries.

The proportion of results authorised within a number of calendar days is based upon tests with a valid date, this may differ from the total number of tests presented below. For example, if an authorisation date was recorded as being before the sample was collected then this would be an invalid date and not included in the denominator for the calculation.

The data includes tests processed in NHS / non-NHS Wales therefore antigen lateral flow tests are not included.

Samples collected at mobile testing units are included in the data for regional testing centres, which is shown as community.

The majority of tests via the organsitional portal to date are from care homes. This was originally the care home portal but has since been expanded to include other organisations.

Between the weeks commencing 14 September and 12 October, following changes in the source data provided by non-NHS Wales Laboratories, there were issues with allocating testing data to different pathways. This has now been resolved and a permanent solution is in place which is reflected in the data from the week commencing 19 October 2020. The interim solution used by Public Health Wales during this period was robust, therefore the data is comparable.

In the week beginning 17 August 2020, we held back on publishing the turnaround times for tests processed in non-NHS Wales due to concerns with data quality. Upon further investigation, the issue was not one of data quality but the result of procedural changes in the UK test lab programme. This has resulted in the proportion of samples from the organisation portal and home tests authorised within one calendar day in the last two weeks being considerably lower than previous weeks.

Keywords

COVID-19, Coronavirus, Testing