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Table 5 TB-related health system costs in Nunavut (2018 $CAD)

From: Social and behavioral risk reduction strategies for tuberculosis prevention in Canadian Inuit communities: a cost-effectiveness analysis

Components Cost Reference
Tuberculin skin test $19 [73]
9-month regimen of isoniazid $186 [66]
Major adverse reaction to isoniazid $15,269 [73]
Chest X-ray $70 [74]
Three sputum samples analysis (when results are negative) $30 [72]
Three sputum samples analysis (when results are positive; includes PCR probe) $83 [72]
Spontaneous sputum production per sample $3.60 [35]
Sputum induction for 3 samples $99 [72]
Xpert® MTB/RIF test for one individual (1 sample) $137 [35]
Standard 6-month active TB medication regimen (including Vitamin B6) $655 [66]
  1. PCR polymerase chain reaction