With only 10 simple questions to answer, the DURA Innovations Calculator tool:
 - Enables each lab to calculate the reagent wastage in the lab due to the current practices
 - Enables each lab to calculate the time they have wasted using the current workflow
 - Provides a $ value wasted combining the two above points
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* 1. For your chosen panel, how many times per month is this cocktail prepared? This is the number of tests for which you typically report out results.

TIP: Kindly answer this for any one cocktail for which you intend to evaluate the benefit of using dry reagents. Specify the number of clinical specimens your lab processes with this cocktail per month.  A cocktail is a combination of multiple specificities used to immunophenotype a specimen.

0 3,000
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* 2. How many specificities per cocktail (Ab-fluorochrome conjugates) are contained in the panel referred to in Question 1?

TIP: Labs use specificities across the spectrum. Indicate the number of specificities (Ab-fluorochrome combinations) that constitutes the cocktail under evaluation.

0 15
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* 3. How many times per month is this cocktail prepared?

TIP: Flow cytometry labs mix liquid reagents to prepare a Master Mix also know as Cocktail. The frequency of its preparation varies based on number of specimens tested per month and stability over time. Indicate the number of times you prepare the cocktail, under evaluation, per month.

0 10
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* 4. What is the average hourly rate technicians in your lab are compensated?

TIP: Hourly rate for your staff/technician would be the 'Total of amount of time spent in performing calculation and bench work for preparing the cocktail under evaluation' /  'Total compensation'.  Indicate blended rate if you have multiple personnel performing this activity.

0 1,000
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* 5. What is the monthly cost of antibodies for the panel referred to in Question 1?

TIP: The total monthly cost would be the amount you spend in procuring liquid reagents for preparing the cocktail under evaluation. 

0 400,000
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* 6. What is the number of QC tubes required for each cocktail?

TIP: These are the number of tests of each of the liquid reagents you would consume in your laboratory to perform incoming material inspection study and/or for evaluating performance of Master Mix/Cocktail.

0 100
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* 7. On average how many tests (reagents) do you buy from your vendor(s) in order to report out the results referred to in Question 1?

TIP: Please note that labs usually do not report the same number of tests as indicated on liquid reagent vials due to loss of reagent volume caused by reagent sticking in vials/caps/pipette tips etc.  In general, labs may buy 10% more tests than the sample results they report. 

0 4,000
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* 8. What is the average monthly cost of other direct materials (cold shipment, tubes, pipette tips)?

TIP: Liquid reagents are stored and shipped at 2-4°C. This costs more than shipment and storage at ambient temperatures.  In addition, there is additional cost that comes from consumables such as tubes and pipette tips that are used while performing assays.  On average, this may be 1-2% of the amount spent on liquid reagent spend. Indicate direct cost for the cocktail under evaluation.

0 350,000
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* 9. Laboratories have been experiencing a fast paced growth, year on year. Kindly indicate the expected growth rate for your laboratory.

0% 100%
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