Circulating Tumor Cell (CTC) Blood Test


What is CTC Blood Test?

Circulating Tumor Cell (CTC) Blood Test is an advanced and non-invasive laboratory test for early cancer detection and screening, it might indicate signs of cancer development and tumor metastasis. It can be used for regular screening in healthy individuals and patients with a higher risk profile.

Early cancer detection is key in healthcare. For example, the five-year survival rates for breast and prostate cancer patients with early stage can be over 95%1,2. For nearly all types of cancer, the 5-year relative survival is substantially lower if disease is found at an advanced stage3. Hence, early detection of cancer with CTC technology can help result in a higher survival rate.



Cancers Detected by CTC

CTC Blood Test can detect 10 different types of cancer, including



Superior to Other Liquid Biopsy Tests



Recognized by the Major Authorities



Higher Efficacy Tumor Biomarker for Disease Progression

  • Clinically, the amount of CTC decreases with tumor shrinkage.
  • CTC test can reflect the treatment efficacy in 80% of patients - 4X higher than serum tumor biomarkers8.



CTC Technology

Consists of 1) CTC Enrichment, 2) CTC Staining and Imaging and 3) CTC Enumeration9

High Sensitivity and Specificity



Superior to Tissue Biopsy10






Easy Ordering



ctDNA=circulating tumor deoxyribonucleic acid. FDA=Food and Drug Administration. mRNA=messenger ribonucleic acid.

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