Comment on: MTT assay instead of the clonogenic assay in measuring the response of cells to ionizing radiation

Ali Alavian-Ghavanini, Milad Baradaran-Ghahfarokhi


MTT and clonogenic assays are widely used to calculate cell survival after exposing them to ionizing radiation. Recently it has been reported that, the survival curves derived from MTT tests are in a good agreement with those of the clonogenic tests. However, before using these assays, some important cautions should be taken specially in using suitable materials and methodology.

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