A CTC Count finds existing escapee CTCs in a blood sample and counts them. A CTC count every 3-6 months can be used to monitor the effectiveness of cancer treatment and assess changes in aggressiveness. This test is the best way of closely monitoring the status of a person’s cancer. For more details, please visit our patient or 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, Customised Chemosensitivity and Companion Diagnostics tests can only be ordered in addition to this test. A baseline CTC count is $630 in Australia and $716 in New Zealand. Prices are in Australian Dollars and are subject to change without notice. This test is not covered by Medicare. Freight cost: there is an additional freight cost of AUD 30 to all areas of New Zealand outside of Auckland, Christchurch, Hamilton, Nelson, Napier and Wellington
Order this test: This test can only be ordered by certified, registered healthcare practitioners and is the baseline test for all other Maintrac tests. Please discuss your eligibility for a test with your healthcare 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.