TABLE 2.

Cost and timeliness estimates of conventional identification

Bacterium (na)Cost (US$) Turnaround time (h)
Avg per isolateTotalAvgTotal
E. coli (216)0.20431216
S. aureus (55)1.5083155
Other (449)10.004,4902410,776
Total (720)4,61615
  • a n, no. of isolates.