This test provides information about the presence of circulating tumour cells, their concentration, and immunophenotype for specific types of malignancies. This test is a tailor-made test for certain cancers: such as breast cancer (for which we provide the Oncotrail RGCC for breast cancer) and prostate cancer (for which we provide Oncotrail RGCC for prostate cancer. The Oncotrail RGCC test only includes the relevant markers for a specific malignancy, making it suitable tool for follow up.
USAGE OF EACH TEST
As a follow up tool, this test is tailor-made for a specific type of malignancy when a pedigree is indicating a high probability of malignancy. (The test has been assessed for sensitivity and specificity for diagnostic purposes as well)
R.G.C.C. Group provides the necessary sampling kit with detailed instructions for samples collection and logistics upon request.
This test requires 7 to 10 ml of whole (peripheral) blood in a provided 10ml volume vial tube with an immobilized liquid.
The Follow-up tests are not intended to be used as methods of confirming the establishment of cancer disease primarily (diagnostic purposes). Follow-up test are intended to be used to control the risk of relapse and monitor the patient’s status during and after treatment.
SUPPORT AND TRAINING
R.G.C.C. Group provides on-call and on-line support on issues of interpretation and Procedures of the test. Additionally, we provide regular training courses for clinicians in order to familiarize them with the tests (Seminars & Webinars).
How to take a sample
- Please give us one to two days prior notification of the shipment date in order to arrange a pick up for you. Details for collection such us your full postal address, including Post Codes (UK) or District Mail Zip Codes, telephone number and named contact person for the courier. The service provider we use is DHL Express. We usually suggest you do these tests in the morning as that allows time for the courier to pick up at lunchtime or in the afternoon. Please bear in mind that the courier will contact you to define the time of the last daily collection time. If you wish to send the sample independently, please contact our office so that we may inform you of our courier account number. The shipment fees are charged into our account by giving our company’s account number to the courier.
- Complete all the needed courier documents, which will be provided in a hard copy once the transportation container will be dispatched to you.
- UN3373 Biological Substance Category B Commercial Invoice (Only for non-European Countries)
Please be aware that the description of the shipment should be indicated as ‘Biological Substance Category B, UN3373’ and the total value of the shipment should be defined to one (1) USD as it is purposed for medical research.
- Please be sure that the sign UN3373 diagnostic specimen is on the outer wall of the container. These stickers already included in the transportation container that we have sent you.
- Once the package has been picked up, please keep us updated with an email that the sample is on its way.
Sending your samples
One transportation container contains:
- Two (2) vials for blood sample [colourless liquid], (you have to use only one)
- Cooling bag
- Medical form
- Needed papers for transportation
The blood sample bottle(s) (vials) should be stored in the fridge, whereas the ice pack (s) should remain into a deep freezer for at least 24 hours until required.
For blood samples there needs to be minimum 7ml to 10 ml maximum of venous blood. Please discard the first 5ml of blood in order to reduce the likelihood of contamination of the sample by skin cells. The blood sample should be placed quickly in the vial with the colorless liquid. After you place the blood sample close the top and shake it gently (rolling is preferable). Then place the vial inside the transportation container.
Please ensure that the medical form is completed, signed by a doctor and patient and enclosed to the package.
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