TABLE 1

Isolation of total cells and hepatocytes from different liver tissue sample typesa

ParameterValue
ResectionCNBFNA5FNA3FNA1
Mean total cell no. (SD)5.30 × 107 (4.78 × 107)2.92 × 105 (1.55 × 105)1.35 × 105 (1.16 × 105)2.22 × 105 (2.05 × 105)1.38 × 105 (2.64 × 105)
Mean hepatocyte no. (SD)3.90 × 107 (3.77 × 107)2.13 × 105 (1.21 × 105)7.04 × 104 (5.70 × 104)8.94 × 104 (63.9 × 104)6.69 × 104 (95.5 × 104)
  • a Abbreviations: CNB, core needle biopsy; FNA5, fine-needle aspiration with 5 passes; FNA3, fine-needle aspiration with 3 passes; FNA1, fine-needle aspiration with 1 pass; SD, standard deviation.