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Annex Table 2Components of unit cost

For each test, which items were included in the estimate of unit cost recorded in Annex Table 1? (please tick)*

Type of testReagentsCapital equipmentStaff timeQuality control (Int & Ext)MaintenanceOther consumables
Renal function tests (U, Cr, Na, K)
Glucose tests
Urine analysis (dipstick)
Full haemoglobin count
Haemostasis
Sickle solubility test
Hb electrophoresis
Pregnancy test
Liver function tests (please specify)
Thyroid function tests
Blood viscosity test
Theophylline test
Calcium test
Blood gases test

From: Appendix 5, Economics of Routine Preoperative Testing

Cover of Preoperative Tests
Preoperative Tests: The Use of Routine Preoperative Tests for Elective Surgery.
NICE Clinical Guidelines, No. 3.
National Collaborating Centre for Acute Care (UK).
Copyright © 2003, National Collaborating Centre for Acute Care.

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