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At-Home Lab Tests – types and costs, including Covid tests Editor's Pick

Learn about 30 types of at-home lab tests. Each test type is described in good detail. Typical costs for home test kits, including 3 types of Covid-related tests, are provided. DNA Ancestry testing is also described, with prices ranging from $59 to $99. Summary from Testing.com (formerly Lab Tests Online), February 2022.

CDC Vaccine Contract Price List

The CDC Vaccine Contract Price List shows the vaccine cost for pediatric or adult vaccines (contract prices to CDC and private sector cost per dose). Vaccine prices for influenza, DTaP, Hepatitis A and B, Hib, HPV, Meningococcal, MMR, Pneumococcal, Rotavirus, Tetanus and Diphtheria, Varicella, and Zoster. Shows manufacturers Sanofi Pasteur, GSK Glaxo Smith Kline, Merck, Pfizer, Grifols, Seqirus USA, Dynavax, AstraZeneca. The most expensive is Pneumococcal 20-valent at $173 (CDC price) and $249 for private sector. The HPV – Human Papillomavirus 9-valent (Gardasil 9) is $159.773 (CDC contract price through June 2022), down almost 19% for a 3-month period), $253.60  per dose for private sector, up 6%. Updated April 1, 2022. Prices do not include doctor’s office visit cost.

How Much Does a Hearing Aid Cost?

How much does a hearing aid cost? According to research cited in Hearing Health Care for Adults, the average cost (retail price) for a pair of hearing aids was $4,700 in 2013. This was an all-inclusive price. With medical inflation, the cost would be about $5,800 in 2021 dollars. Book published by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, 2016.

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Caregiving in the US, 2020

Caregiving in the US, 2020 report. A survey in mid-2019 by the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP found caregivers average nearly 24 hours a week in caregiving; about 10 hours is the median. Nearly 1/3 (31%) of caregivers use paid help from aides, housekeepers, drivers and others. Recipients who had medium or high-intensity care needs, long-term care needs (average 4.1 to 5.1 years) or age 65+ were more likely to have paid help in addition to their caregiver. Information about caregiver preparation to perform medical or nursing tasks. Detailed report, 2020, 107 pages.

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