Products, protocols, tips and tricks for all your flow cytometry needs
Dr Mike Blundell, Product Manager at Bio-Rad Laboratories
Flow cytometry is a scientific method used to measure and characterize cells in a fluid as it passes through one or multiple lasers. In flow cytometry, cells are fluorescently labeled using antibodies conjugated to fluorochromes, which emit light of different wavelengths upon excitation by a specific laser.
Common characteristics measured in a flow cytometry experiment are cell size, relative granularity and relative fluorescence; standard procedures performed are cell counting, cell sorting, biomarker detection and protein engineering. In diagnostics, flow cytometry is routinely used to detect and distinguish between benign and malignant hematopoietic disorders such as various leukemia and lymphoma types.
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