Flow Cytometry

  • Robert E. Cunningham
Part of the Springer Protocols Handbooks book series (SPH)


Flow cylometry (FCM) is a powerful technique for rapid analysis and sorting (separation) of cells and particles In theory, it can be used to measure any cell component, provided that a measurable physical property or fluorescent tracer is available that reacts specifically and stoichiometrically with that constituent, i e , cell-surface receptor, DNA, intracellular receptor, RNA, or chromosomes The technique provides statistical accuracy, reproducibihty, and sensitivity. For approximately the past 20 years FCM has enjoyed increasing utilization in the areas of hematology, immunology, cancer biology, pharmacology and karyotype analysis, mechanisms of multidrug resistance (MDR), cell-cycle analysis, chromosome-ploidy analysis, and analysis for somatic-cell genetics and chromosome sorting (1)


Scattered Laser Light Fluorescent Tracer Chromosome Sorting Result Flow Cytometer Rare Cell Population 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert E. Cunningham
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Cellular PathologyAFIPWashington

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