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Flow Cytometry Principles for Clinical Laboratory Practice: Quality Assurance for Quantitative Immunophenotyping

Flow Cytometry Principles for Clinical Laboratory Practice: Quality Assurance for Quantitative Immunophenotyping

Marilyn A. Owens, Michael R. Loken

ISBN: 978-0-471-02176-6

Dec 1994

228 pages

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$183.95

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FLOW CYTOMETRY PRINCIPLES FOR CLINICAL LABORATORY PRACTICE

Quality Assurance for Quantitative Immunophenotyping

Marilyn A. Owens and Michael R. Loken

Flow Cytometry Principles for Clinical Laboratory Practice is an invaluable benchtop reference and introduction for first-time users of flow cytometry in clinical diagnostic laboratories. This manual provides authoritative coverage of accepted methods, quality controls, and standards for the cytometric analysis of clinical samples with particular relevance to CD4+ lymphocytes. CD4+ lymphocyte determination by immunophenotyping is the standard method for evaluating the status of HIV infection, and the single most frequent application of flow cytometry in a diagnostic setting.

Flow Cytometry Principles for Clinical Laboratory Practice will appeal to clinical laboratory technologists, medical practitioners, and cytometry lab directors in their role as instructors of new personnel. In addition, it is a valuable resource for clinical and biomedical researchers, establishing quantitative cytometric systems for studies in immunology and hematology.
Assumptions in Flow Cytometry.

Components of Flow Cytometric Immunophenotyping.

Quality Control of Flow Cytometer and Reagents.

Quantitative Immunophenotyping in HIV Infection.

Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Quantitation.

Variability in Immunophenotyping.

Safety and Specimen Acquisition, Handling, and Processing.

Analysis of FCI Results and Troubleshooting.

New Methods for Cell Enumeration.

Index.