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Table 3 Total costs of diagnostic strategies for 33,491 exams performed in the study area, Amazon Region, Brazil, 2006.

From: Cost effectiveness of OptiMal® rapid diagnostic test for malaria in remote areas of the Amazon Region, Brazil

Items Microscopy strategy (US$) RDT strategy (US$)
Thick smear microscopy 30,712.94 --
OptiMal® rapid test -- 143,224.18
Latex gloves to use with RDT -- 771.68
Salary of technician to read smear using microscopy 23,826.86 --
Salary of health workers 17,557.55 17,557.55
Microscopes 3,059.56 --
Maintenance of microscopes 232.26 --
Transportation 18,272.90 9,136.45
Training 133,653.46 1,392.22
Cost of diagnosis 227,315.53 172,082.09