Case Number 3674
Request Date 25/06/2014
Completion Date 14/07/2014


Details of the Request

I am currently conducting research into the costs associated with ciclosporin use in dermatology patients. With this in mind I was wondering if you were able to email me the cost per patient to your hospital (actual hospital costs not the way in which it may be charged to commissioners) for conducting the following tests:

  • Full blood count
  • Urea & electrolytes
  • Liver function test
  • Serum creatinine
  • Creatinine clearance
  • Radioisotope Glomerular Filtration Rate
  • Gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase (GTT);
  • Lipid profile
  • Fasting glucose test;
  • Urine test for proteinuria;
  • Urine test for infection
  • Tuberculosis test
  • Chest X-ray
  • Smear test;
  • Pregnancy test


Details of the Response

Test Cost Per Patient
Full blood count 3.65
Urea & electrolytes 1.42
Liver function test 1.78
Serum creatinine 1.29
Creatinine clearance 1.78
Radioisotope Glomerular Filtration Rate 1.29
Gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase (GTT); 1.29
Lipid profile 2.46
Fasting glucose test; 1.29
Urine test for proteinuria; (urine microalbumin) 1.53
Urine test for infection 5.94
Tuberculosis test 6.87
Chest X-ray 25.00
Smear test; 14.00
Pregnancy test 1.74