Flow Cytometry

∞ generated and posted on 2016.02.16 ∞

Means of detecting as well as quantifying the presence of individual particles, such as cells, with specific properties within a liquid.

Flow Cytometry involves relatively large machines and narrow tubes through which fluid flows along with detectors such that the presence of the to-be-detected entity as it flows through the tube is indicated and may be discriminated in terms of its properties from other entities that also can flow through this tube.

Flow cytometry can be combined with, e.g., fluorescent labeling towards better discrimination among particles or cells.