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Circulating Tumor Cells and the CellSearch Assay



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Cell Analysis

Slide 10

April 2011

The final step in the identification of a circulating tumor cell is done by a review of images by a technologist. The technologist reviews the gallery of images and selects those images that fit the criteria of an intact tumor cell, which once again is EpCam positive, cytokeratin positive and DAPI positive. Once that is complete, a pathologist reviews the selections and makes any changes that he or she feels is warranted.

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