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Table 6 Cost estimates for resources used

From: Should patients with abnormal liver function tests in primary care be tested for chronic viral hepatitis: cost minimisation analysis based on a comprehensively tested cohort

Cost categories Resources
GP consultation cost to check LFT results £12.86 *
Receptionist to check patient in for appointment (2 mins) £0.91*
Secretary time (1 min) £0.33*
Phlebotomist time (5 mins) £1.00*
Sample analysis: LFT £2.69**
Sample analysis: Hepatitis B surface Ag and Hepatitis C £25.42**
  1. * Source: Midlands General Practice Research Consortium (MidReC, Feb 2009)
  2. ** Source: University Hospital Birmingham, NHS Foundation trust (2009)