Flow Cytometry

Upon arrival, specimens are processed through our flow cytometry department, concurrent with the morphological assessment being performed by the hematopathologist.

Cells from bone marrow, tissue or blood specimens are stained with a light-sensitive dye, placed in a fluid, and passed in a stream through a laser or other light source. Measurements are obtained, based on how the light-sensitive stain reacts to the light. The cells are analyzed based on light scattering, excitation and fluorescence, and are characterized by size, shape and presence of tumor markers.