Maintrac® Customised Chemosensitivity Testing
The Customised Chemosensitivity test analyses how a patient's Circulating Tumour Cells respond when exposed to chemotherapies and/or botanicals. Due to their genetic instability, CTCs are a heterogenous population of cancer cells, and their characteristics may be distinctly different from the biology and behaviour of the primary cancer. CTCs that are resistant to treatment may be responsible for metastasis. This test isolates CTCs and identifies their chemosensitive and chemoresistant profile through cytological chemosensitivity assays. The testing is done on live cells. Substances chosen by the requesting practitioner can be tested individually or in combination to determine synergistic effect. The best way to monitor cancer activity and long-term effectiveness of treatment is via a single CTC Count test every 3-6 months. Patient information hand-outs for your clinic are available upon request by phoning 1300 282 482.
Medical director Dr. Joachim Fluhrer is available for expert consultation with medical and healthcare practitioners to discuss test selection and result interpretation.
This test can only be ordered in addition to a CTC Count Test, which is $630 in Australia and $715 in New Zealand.
Individual substances (substance tested in isolation): $650 per substance.
Substances in combination (2 or 3 substances tested in combination for synergistic effect): $850 per combination.
Prices are in AUD and subject to change without notice
ORDER A TEST
Complete instructions for ordering a test, blood sample collection and dispatch can be found here
Tests can only be ordered by registered, certified Healthcare Practitioners.
To order, please download and complete a test request, and send it to Genostics via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or fax (+61 2 8088 7097)
Customised Chemosensitivity Test - Patient information page
NEW! Abstract: In vitro chemosensitivity testing of mammospheres cultured from Circulating Epithelial Tumor Cells (CETCs) of breast cancer patients: Comparison to chemosensitivity of total CETCs ...Read this abstract
NEW! ASCO Poster Presentation: Comparison of chemosensitivity testing of CETCs and spheroids in cancer patients with solid tumors .... Quick view
Publication: Chemosensitivity testing of Circulating Epithelial Tumour Cells (CETCs) in Vitro: Correlation to in Vivo sensitivity and clinical outcome ...Read this publication
Publication: An increase in cell number at the completion of therapy may develop as an indicator of early relapse (2008) ...Read this publication
Customised Chemosensitivity testing can only be ordered in addition to a CTC Count
To order, please download and complete a test request, and send it to Genostics via email (email@example.com) or fax (+61 2 8088 7097).