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Table 2 Total Cost of Determining and Diagnosing of the MS Risk in 2019–20

From: Estimation the medical cost of multiple sclerosis in Iran; 2019–2020

Service Frequency IHIO Total cost ($) Country Total Cost ($) Share in the Total Cost (%)
Specialized Visits 3888 29,808 59,616 17.10
MRIa 2991 88,104.29 176,208.59 50.55
CSFb 122 3026.26 6052.52 1.73
EPc 82 1271.27 2542.55 0.72
Diagnosis (laboratory tests)
 CBC 14,662 6799.01 13,598.04 3.90
 ALT SGPT 11,702 5697.89 11,395.8 3.26
 AST SGOT 11,438 5680.26 11,360.53 3.25
 HBS Ag 2334 7607.04 15,214.09 4.36
 HCV Ab 2396 6341.90 12,683.82 3.63
 ALP 6209 2613.55 5227.101 1.49
 TSH 4643 5790.79 11,581.59 3.32
 CRP 2857 1003.82 2007.657 0.57
 LDL 1500 925.23 1850.462 0.53
 Anti-HCV 2090 6368.08 12,736.17 3.65
 Hydroxy Vitamin-D 1494 3249.84 6499.69 1.86
Total Cost   174,287.31 348,574.635  
  1. aMagnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  2. b Cerebrospinal fluid (CSP)
  3. c Evoked potential (EP)