Biomarker test for targets
Companion Diagnostics identifies the presence of receptors on a person’s CTCs that may be specifically targeted by certain cancer treatments. Practitioners can also choose to test for other ‘biomarkers’ that indicate important factors, such as aggression and activity. This test helps practitioners select treatments to target the unique nature of each person’s cancer. For more information, please visit our patient and practitioner information pages.
Maintrac® is a state-of-the-art German technology that detects, characterises and tests CTCs. It has been critically validated and published in peer reviewed journals for over 12 years. Maintrac® CTC tests are acknowledged and utilised by many universities, Oncologists and cancer clinics worldwide. The Maintrac laboratory (SIMFO) is accredited by the German laboratory accreditation organisation, DAKKS. DAKKS is a signatory to the International Laboratory Accreditation Coorporation, ILAC. Signatories to ILAC agree to a Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) whereby testing performed in accredited laboratories is recognised as equivalent to testing in other equally accredited laboratories. More information about the accreditation can be found by clicking here. Genostics® is proud to be bringing Maintrac® technology to the Australia and New Zealand medical communities.
Pricing: Companion Diagnostics testing can only be ordered in addition to a CTC Count test. A baseline CTC count is $630 in Australia and $715 in New Zealand. Biomarkers range in price from $310-$360 each. Note only one CTC count is necessary when multiple biomarkers be analysed in the same test. This test is not covered by Medicare. Prices are in Australian Dollars and are subject to change without notice.
Order this test: This test can only be ordered by certified, registered healthcare practitioners. Please discuss your eligibility for a test with your healthcare practitioner. This test can only be ordered in addition to a CTC Count test. To order, please download the appropriate test request form below and take it with you to the next appointment with your treating practitioner and follow instructions on the 'Order A Test' page of this website. For more information please contact us on 1300 282 482 or online.