Table 5

Cost of DBST (excluding staff time and VAT)

DBSTVenous blood test
Cost per test (£)8.152.75
Number tests112319600
Number positive tests307506
Prevalence (%)27.32.6
Total costs of tests over study period (£)9152.4553900
Cost per positive test (£)29.81106.52
  • DBST, dry blood spot testing.