Table 1

Typhoid target product profile parameters

CategoryTest characteristic
Scope of testGoal
Target population
Target user
Target level of health system
Test performanceSample type
Sample collection
Sample volume/ sample transfer device
Additional sample preparation
Ease of use
Hands on time
Time to result
Read out of results
In use stability
Data output +connectivity
Data interpretation
Analyte type
Analytical sensitivity/limit of detection
Diagnostic sensitivity
Diagnostic specificity
Operational characteristicsKit configuration
Reagent preparation
Operating conditions
Transportation and storage stability
Equipment (instrumentation external to test)
External maintenance
Internal/ process control
Batch/quality control
Power requirements
Water requirement
Waste disposal
Training requirements
Cost per test