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Table 4 Cost per test for performing Capilia TB in comparison with in-house PCR

From: Evaluation of Capilia TB assay for rapid identification of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex in BACTEC MGIT 960 and BACTEC 9120 blood cultures

Materials per test PCR Capilia
  Quantity Cost a Quantity Cost a
Cryovial 1 0.34 -  
Pasteur pipettes 1 0.19 1 0.19
Capilia test cassette - - 1 1.84
PCR reagents 1 10.00 -  
Quality control PCR 1 0.53 -  
Pipette tips 8 0.40 -  
PCR tubes 1 0.05 -  
Total cost a   12.59   2.03
  1. -Not applicable; aUS dollars