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Table 1 The costs and diagnostic times required for investigations

From: Cost-effectiveness analysis of using the TBX6-associated congenital scoliosis risk score (TACScore) in genetic diagnosis of congenital scoliosis

Variables Cost (USD) Time (d)
Outpatient appointment 16.1 1
DNA extraction and shipping 29.9 1
Whole-exome sequencing 1094.8 37
Sanger sequencing 23.7 7
ddPCR 32.2 7
Genetic consultation 16.1 1
Clinical consultation 16.1 1
  1. Abbreviations: ddPCR droplet digital polymerase chain reaction