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Table 3 Method comparison for circulating tumor cell (CTC) detection from blood samples of breast cancer patients

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

Patient ID 22 76 77 37 39 60 16 45 53 56 52 47 17 48 54 59 74 35 46 14 19 18 78 68 64 20 21
CTC# (CellSearch™) 1 F* F* 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 3 7 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 4 12 0 F* 21 25 143 270
CTC # (Ariol ® ) 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 8 9 11 26 27 29 164 571
  1. F* Assay failed by Quest CellSearch™