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Table 1 CTCs classification criteria

From: Evaluation of sensitivity and specificity of CanPatrol™ technology for detection of circulating tumor cells in patients with non-small cell lung cancer

Type Red spot Green spot Gray spot DAPI
 I + +
 II + + +
 III + +
  1. Type I: epithelial CTCs, red fluorescence
  2. Type II: epithelial-mesenchymal CTCs, red and green fluorescence
  3. Type III: mesenchymal CTCs, green fluorescence