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Data Provider: Welsh Government Management Information Number of PCR antigen tests processed by Non NHS-Wales laboratories and percentage processed within 1, 2 and 3 days, by week and location
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Click here to sort23/08/2021Due to an issue with data flows, some tests authorised on Sunday 29 August 2021 in non NHS-Wales laboratories are not included in data presented for the latest week (23 to 29 August 2021). The impact of this issue is small and affects less than 3% of the total number of tests. This data will be revised as part of the next publication on 8 September 2021.Click here to sort30/08/2021Click here to sort06/09/2021Click here to sort13/09/2021Click here to sort20/09/2021Click here to sort27/09/2021Click here to sort04/10/2021Click here to sort11/10/2021
[Collapse]All test routes[Collapse]Non-NHS Wales Lab[Collapse]Tests via an organisation portalWeekly tests completedTotal tests23,37423,14822,86823,49422,644(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.22,901(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.23,00522,317
% results within 1 calendar dayTests with a valid date that are turned around in 1 calendar day6966555253465067
% results within 2 calendar daysTests with a valid date that are turned around in 2 calendar days9596858883858692
% results within 3 calendar daysTests with a valid date that are turned around in 3 calendar days9999979696989899
[Collapse]CommunityWeekly tests completedTotal tests42,91556,78665,47091,711100,875(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.100,633(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.87,18386,625
% results within 1 calendar dayTests with a valid date that are turned around in 1 calendar day9797979872879792
% results within 2 calendar daysTests with a valid date that are turned around in 2 calendar days9999999999999999
% results within 3 calendar daysTests with a valid date that are turned around in 3 calendar days100100100100100100100100
[Collapse]Home testsWeekly tests completedTotal tests16,85120,055(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.20,03728,361(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.32,760(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.34,965(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.25,85124,937
% results within 1 calendar dayTests with a valid date that are turned around in 1 calendar day583237456426161
% results within 2 calendar daysTests with a valid date that are turned around in 2 calendar days9385858564839292
% results within 3 calendar daysTests with a valid date that are turned around in 3 calendar days9996989893969899

Metadata

Title

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

Last update

20 October 2021 20 October 2021

Next update

27 October 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

Keywords

COVID-19, Coronavirus, Testing

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 2020 and 12 October 2020, 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.

Some pilot test events to experiment with allowing audiences to return to live events require the individuals present to have a negative PCR test within the 5 days prior to the event. From 10 May 2021, tests taken by Welsh residents attending either a Welsh pilot event or an English pilot event are included in this data.