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Table 1 Cost breakdown

From: A retrospective analysis of the costs and management of genital warts in Italy

Resource Unit costs (€)
Blood chemistry screening for:  
HIV (HIV-1 and HIV-2 antibody antigen) €10.35
HBV (HBc antibodies) €10.40
Syphilis (anti-treponema antibodies) €7.80
Cervical swab for gonorrhea (detection by PCR assay) €180.05
Cervical swab for chlamydia (detection by PCR assay) €180.05
First jet urine (DNA amplification by PCR assay) €180.05
Diagnosis*  
First dermatological examination €30.00
Anoscopy €32.50
Biopsy €19.85
Proctological examination €21.45
Oncological examination €20.00
Second dermatological examination €20.00
STI Clinic Treatments*  
Cryotherapy €18.35
Diathermy coagulation €18.35
Surgical shave €40.65
Home Treatments (pharmacotherapy)**  
Imiquimod 5% (Aldara) € 76.56
Podofillotox (Wartec) €28.40
Hospitalization treatments (DRG 267)*** €1371.72
  1. * The data for costs were taken from the current rates for outpatient services (2011 - Piedmont Region).
  2. ** Pharmacy retail price.
  3. *** Cost were taken from the 2011 hospitalization rates for Piedmont: DRG 267 with principal diagnosis code 07811 and intervention code 4904.