Table 1

Method accuracy measured by recovery of SKBR-3 tumor cells spiked into 7.5 mL blood of five healthy donors

Expected CTC countObserved CTC count% Recovery%CV
AverageSD95% CIAverage95% CI
4421–1111025–27547
1822514–3312278–18322
7170855–889977–12411
2862475216–2778676–972
114297146910–10328580–905