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Table 2 Test-specific equipment costs (US$)

From: Cost analysis of rapid diagnostics for drug-resistant tuberculosis

GCDD Equipment use 1 use 2 MGIT LPAs MODS PSQ
MGIT machine BD MGIT   47,500    
Inverted microscope MODS     2888  
Pyromark 96 ID PSQ      81,086
Pyro Vacuum Workstation PSQ      5053
Pyro Assay Design software PSQ      943
Pyro IdentiFire software PSQ      1734
PCR Workstation LPA PSQ   3368   3367
Ultrasonic waterbath LPA PSQ   2790   2790
Plate shaker 230 V PSQ      734
Block Heater Digital-230 V LPA PSQ   1323   1323
Water bath - heat LPA PSQ   593   593
Uninterruptible power supply PSQ      544
Twincubator (Hain) LPA    2441   
Ultrapure water filtration PSQ      1167
Mini-Plate Spinner Centrifuge PSQ      1220
Mini Centrifuge LPA PSQ   771   771
Mini Vortex LPA PSQ   722   722
Totals    $47,500 $12,008 $2888 $102,048
Mean samples/batch (range)    7.0 (5–8) 9.67 (5–12) 5.0 (4–6) 10.67 (9–12)
Samples in equipment lifetime (520 weeks)    3640
(2600–4160)
5028
(2600–6240)
2600
(2080–3120)
5547
(4680–6240)
Mean cost/sample
(range by batch size)
   $13.05
(11.42–18.27)
$2.39
(1.86–4.47)
$1.11
(0.93–1.39)
$18.40 ($16.35–21.81)
Minimum cost/sample
(2000 tests/year)
   $2.38 $0.60 $0.14 $5.10
  1. LPA Line-probe assay, MGIT Mycobacteria Growth Indicator Tube, MODS Microscopic-observation drug-susceptibility assay, PSQ Pyrosequencing, US United States