Blood culture cost survey in low- and middle-income countries – invitation to participate

April 24, 2024



A survey on the cost of blood cultures in low- and middle-income countries is being conducted by The Unit of Tropical Bacteriology at the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp. We are contacting individuals working in health care settings in low- and middle-income countries to request their participation. The aim of this anonymous online survey is to investigate the price paid by patients for a blood culture and the cost of providing a blood culture service.

The survey is available in English and French.

The survey is estimated to take 5 minutes to complete and is administered using the KoboToolBox platform. We encourage you to consult with staff members in your healthcare setting if you have difficulties answering any questions. We also encourage you to share this survey with colleagues you may know working in a different healthcare setting to your own.

Click here to access the survey

The landing site from this link provides details about the survey, data confidentially, the consent process and eligibility requirements for participating in the survey.

Please feel free to contact Peter Hyland at if you have any questions regarding the survey.

ITM Institutional Review Board approval: 1727

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