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Table 5 Wastage rates and value of unused laboratory commodities in selected hospitals in Jimma zone, April 30 to May 29, 2019

From: Inventory management performance for laboratory commodities in public hospitals of Jimma zone, Southwest Ethiopia

Item description Units Amount wasted *Total quantities of items in the year Wastage rate (%) Value of wasted items
Unit price (USD) Total price (USD)
Safranin O 1 L 13 13 100 1.3 17.3
Gram stain reagent, iodine 1 L 11 14 78.6 1.3 14.6
Gram stain reagent, alcohol 1 L 23 36 63.9 2.0 45.7
Acid-alcohol solution 1 L 15 25 60 7.8 117.6
Sensitivity antibiotic discs 1 ampoule 50 100 50 7.8 388.9
Hematology autoanalyzer reagent kit 1 test 28 76 36.8 101.0 2826.9
Chemistry autoanalyzer reagent kit, GOT (AST) 1 test 23 67 34.3 26.3 603.8
HIV test kit 3rd response 1 test 17 77 22.1 37.7 640.4
HIV test kit 1st response 1 test 104 493 21.1 20.1 2142.4
Gram stain reagent, crystal violet 1 L 6 32 18.8 4.4 26.3
Carbol Fuchsin (Basic Fuchsin), 1% 1 g 11 61 18 3.9 43.0
Chemistry autoanalyzer reagent kit, glucose 1 test 10 63 15.9 18.8 187.7
Immersion oil 1 mL 18 139 13 4.9 88.6
HIV test kit 2nd response 1 test 25 216 11.6 34.0 850.8
Pregnancy test kit 1 test 31 275 11.3 13.9 429.4
Formalin, solution 1 L 15 139 10.8 2.7 40.7
Methylene blue solution 1 L 9 90 10 1.7 14.9
Methanol Bottle 2 25 8 8.1 16.2
Chemistry autoanalyzer reagent kit, creatine 1 test 3 48 6.3 19.6 58.7
CD4 test reagents Kit 2 35 5.7 600.4 1200.7
RPR/VDRL kit Kit 3 150 2 13.8 41.3
Alcohol 70% 1 L 19 2352 0.8 23.8 452.9
Average wastage rate 27.2 Total (USD) 10,248.5
  1. *Beginning balance plus total received quantities in between April 2018 and March 2019