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Table 1 Total patient, SCS and laboratory costs per viral load test performed, by site (US dollars)

From: Cost analysis of centralized viral load testing for antiretroviral therapy monitoring in Nicaragua, a low-HIV prevalence, low-resource setting

SCS site 1 2 3 4 5 6
Patient 3.70
(3.7%)
8.90
(8.8%)
8.78
(8.5%)
10.27
(9%)
14.93
(12%)
14.62
(13%)
Clinic 6.58
(6.7%)
3.31
(3.3%)
6.41
(6.1%)
14.97
(13.1%)
20.92
(16.8%)
9.48
(8.4%)
Laboratory* 88.73(88.6%) 88.73(87.9%) 88.73
(85.4%)
88.73
(77.9%)
88.73
(71.2%)
88.73
(78.6%)
Total 99.01 100.94 103.92 113.97 124.58 112.83
  1. *Calculated using the optimal 22 specimens perrun.