Flatlander schreef op 19 juni 2021 00:12:
For those of you that read further into the linked article, there is a comparison of NGS v Idylla costs that I think is very unfair. It compares the "reagent costs" of Idylla vs NGS and finds them roughly comparable. However, when they looked at running multiple assays for NSCLC that may have several molecular drivers they found Idylla to be more expensive.
I think this is unfair since it assumes the use of an onsite ThermoFisher NGS system and does not account for the labor necessary to run the analyses. NGS requires many steps so the labor costs are not negligible, Secondly, the initial costs of placement of the NGS equipment has associated costs that are often an order of magnitude higher. The NGS costs of analysis at an offsite contracted lab would undoubtedly be much higher.