Table 2.

Evaluation of the efficiency of labeling cultured cancer cells added to whole human blood with folate conjugates

No. of cancer cells in 1 ml of bloodEfficiency of detection, %
Donor 1Donor 2Donor 3
10100.0100.0100.0
102 100.0100.0100.0
103 100.099.2100.0
104 99.899.899.6
105 99.899.699.7
Mean* 99.92 ± 0.1199.72 ± 0.3399.86 ± 0.19
  • *The mean (± SD) represents the average labeling efficiency of folate conjugates in the whole blood from three different healthy donors.