Keywords CTC: Circulating tumor cell. Read about what they are and why they’re important here. Leukocyte: White blood cell. Erythrocyte: Red blood cell. I’ve previously discussed how to sort CTCs, and the standards used to characterize device performance. Today, I’ll explain what some of the most common evaluation metrics are, and place them in context of eventual clinical/industrial application.
What are common performance criteria? Capture Efficiency is number of target cells captured divided by total number of target cells introduced into the cell isolation system.
Keywords Biomarker: A detectable cell characteristic that tells us something about its biological state. CTC: Circulating tumor cell. Read about what they are and why they’re important here. I have been out of town most of this week at the World CTC Conference in Boston, which was a great forum to hear about the latest in CTC research, and I had a very engaged audience at my presentation. However, I didn’t have time to write up my next post in my series on sorting techniques.