Table 1

Sample exclusion criteria

Number excluded

Percent excluded

Remaining samples


Samples extracted

N/A

0

354

Insufficient RNA

-38

10.7%

316

Incomplete sample data

-4

1.1%

312

Unsatisfactory qPCR

-21

5.9%

291

Pathologically ineligble

-10

2.8%

281

Clinically ineligble

-11

3.1%

270

Total in final dataset

76.3%

270


Samples were excluded on the basis of several different categories. Various acceptance criteria were applied to the dataset. The table shows how many samples were excluded from the final dataset based on each category. There were 354 samples extracted and the final evaluable data set was 270.

Clark-Langone et al. BMC Genomics 2007 8:279   doi:10.1186/1471-2164-8-279

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