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Table 1 Spiked MCF-7 cell recovery rates in EDTA and CellSave tubes

From: Enrichment with anti-cytokeratin alone or combined with anti-EpCAM antibodies significantly increases the sensitivity for circulating tumor cell detection in metastatic breast cancer patients

  At 4°C At room temperature
  0 to 4 hrs 24 hrs 48 hrs 72 hrs 0 to 4 hrs 24 hrs 48 hrs 72 hrs
EDTA tube 63 ± 2 75 ± 1 73 ± 5 69 ± 7 51 ± 17 37 ± 1 29 ± 12 9 ± 5
CellSave tube 75 ± 12 61 ± 22 57 ± 9 70 ± 10 71 ± 9 59 ± 15 49 ± 3 39 ± 13
  1. Results shown as mean ± standard deviation.