Table 2

Reported and estimated recurring costs to process environmental samples, based on regression by reported total number of environmental samples processed for virus isolation (results exclude costs from concentration-only laboratories)

Cost categoryLaboratories with virus isolation capacity only (n=20)Laboratories with ITD (and no sequencing) capacity (n=22)Laboratories with sequencing capacity (n=23)All GPLN laboratories doing ES (n=65)
Total reported costs (% of all labs in group reporting non-zero costs)
 Personnel110 000 (40)290 000 (77)1 100 000 (70)1 500 000 (63)
 Training7400 (15)17 000 (41)42 000 (35)66 000 (31)
 Equipment24 000 (35)340 000 (73)160 000 (52)520 000 (54)
 Durable supplies22 000 (40)42 000 (82)20 000 (52)84 000 (58)
 Consumable supplies51 000 (35)210 000 (68)120 000 (57)380 000 (54)
 Shared consumable supplies5600 (20)18 000 (50)80 000 (35)100 000 (35)
 Donated supplies8100 (5)29 000 (9)1200 (4)38 000 (6)
 Operations1900 (5)110 000 (73)190 000 (35)300 000 (38)
 Shipping/transport8500 (25)33 000 (77)46 000 (43)88 000 (49)
 Technical support1600 (15)6300 (18)51 000 (17)59 000 (17)
 Other0 (0)0 (0)25 000 (9)25 000 (3)
All cost categories 240 0001 100 0001 800 0003 200 000
Estimated total costs
 Personnel180 000320 0001 700 0002 200 000
 Training15 00017 00061 00094 000
 Equipment66 000470 000360 000890 000
 Durable supplies47 00052 00042 000140 000
 Consumable supplies120 000310 000340 000760 000
 Shared consumable supplies12 00018 000130 000160 000
 Donated supplies18 00029 000200049 000
 Operations37 000130 000540 000710 000
 Shipping/transport44 00036 00098 000180 000
 Technical support2100630073 00081 000
 Other0040 00040 000
All cost categories 540 0001 400 0003 400 0005 300 000
  • ES, environmental surveillance; GPLN, Global Polio Laboratory Network; ITD, intratypic differentiation.