Table 3

Detectability of CC cells

E-fractionaNL-fractionbHealthy (n = 20)DC (n = 20)HCC (n = 55)Final diagnosis
PositivecPositive006Positive
PositiveEquivocal005Positive
PositiveNegative0013Positive
EquivocalPositive000Positive
EquivocalEquivocal000Equivocal
EquivocalNegative000Equivocal
NegativePositive005Positive
NegativeEquivocal128Equivocal
NegativeNegative191818Negative
Total0029Positive
  • a E-fraction, the harvested fraction captured by Ber-EP4 antibody.

  • b NL-fraction, the supernatant fraction recovered from anti-CD45 harvest.

  • c Positive, hTERT mRNA positive and IL-2r mRNA negative; Negative, hTERT mRNA negative; Equivocal, hTERT mRNA positive and IL-2r mRNA positive