Table 1

Reported and estimated costs to process acute flaccid paralysis samples, based on regression of reported total number of stool samples processed for virus isolation for the number of laboratories (n) in the category (excluding the costs for the concentration-only laboratories and global and regional costs for research and coordination)

Cost categoryLaboratories with virus isolation capacity only (n=38)Laboratories with ITD (and no sequencing) capacity (n=70)Laboratories with sequencing capacity (n=38)All GPLN laboratories (n=146)
Low/lower middle income (n=8)Upper middle/high income
(n=30)
Low/lower middle income (n=32)Upper middle/high income
(n=38)
Low/lower middle income (n=6)Upper middle/high income
(n=32)
Total reported costs (% of all labs in group reporting non-zero costs)
 Personnel1700 (25)750 000 (60)2 100 000 (78)1 100 000 (63)490 000 (67)2 400 000 (78)6 900 000 (67)
 Training2500 (13)8900 (37)37 000 (25)36 000 (55)250 (17)51 000 (41)130 000 (38)
 Equipment36 000 (25)190 000 (60)690 000 (72)1 000 000 (63)3000 (17)1 200 000 (69)3 100 000 (62)
 Durable supplies2400 (25)170 000 (57)120 000 (59)110 000 (63)9400 (33)110 000 (59)530 000 (57)
 Consumable supplies34 000 (50)190 000 (60)1 300 000 (59)620 000 (71)900 000 (50)280 000 (75)3 300 000 (65)
 Shared consumable supplies2700 (38)44 000 (40)84 000 (41)180 000 (53)290 000 (33)88 000 (53)690 000 (46)
 Donated supplies4000 (13)10 000 (3)5600 (6)770 (3)0 (0)480 (9)21 000 (5)
 Operations4500 (25)53 000 (17)170 000 (53)140 000 (50)53 000 (33)300 000 (28)730 000 (37)
 Shipping/transport1200 (25)24 000 (30)53 000 (66)32 000 (61)100 (17)91 000 (53)200 000 (50)
 Technical support200 (13)14 000 (23)39 000 (16)43 000 (26)200 (17)19 000 (13)120 000 (19)
 Other0 (0)7500 (3)7400 (6)1400 (3)0 (0)1600 (3)18 000 (3)
All cost categories 90 0001 500 0004 600 0003 300 0001 800 0004 500 00016 000 000
Estimated total costs
 Personnel91001 200 0002 600 0001 700 0007 70 0002 700 0009 000 000
 Training2900900044 00039 00025063 000160 000
 Equipment4 200 000290 000930 0001 200 00018 0001 700 0008 400 000
 Durable supplies270 000260 000200 000180 00033 000260 0001 200 000
 Consumable supplies150 000280 0001 400 000810 0001 500 000450 0004 600 000
 Shared consumable supplies840063 00087 000230 0002 90 000110 000790 000
 Donated supplies460015 0006200830060027 000
 Operations540 000550 000330 000250 0001 000 000440 0003 100 000
 Shipping/transport150 00040 00057 00055 000600170 000470 000
 Technical support23021 00040 00046 00020020 000130 000
 Other011 000820015000220023 000
All cost categories 5 300 0002 800 0005 700 0004 500 0003 600 0006 000 00028 000 000
  • GPLN, Global Polio Laboratory Network; ITD, intratypic differentiation.