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Table 2 Estimation of costs for Lot Testing (2014–2016)

From: Keep the quality high: the benefits of lot testing for the quality control of malaria rapid diagnostic tests

Cost estimate (US$) Description
375,487.08 LT functioning1
31,341.43 QC sample collections2
39,043.74 Characterization of samples2
197,425.20 Personnel
19,117.33 Operational costs
662,414.79 Total costs 2014–2016
254.48 Costs per lot3
  1. Costs for LT were estimated based on expenses incurred by the Global RDT Evaluation Programme from 2014 to 2016, by extracting payments specifically done for LT-related activities
  2. 1 Budgets for LT work in the WHO-FIND reference laboratories, procurement of materials for LT, etc
  3. 2 Prorata of overall Programme’s costs for QC samples based on percentage of samples used for LT
  4. 3 Based on 2603 lots tested throughout 2014–2016