Flow cytometry: principles and clinical applications in hematology.

  title={Flow cytometry: principles and clinical applications in hematology.},
  author={M Brown and Carl T. Wittwer},
  journal={Clinical chemistry},
  volume={46 8 Pt 2},
The use of flow cytometry in the clinical laboratory has grown substantially in the past decade. This is attributable in part to the development of smaller, user-friendly, less-expensive instruments and a continuous increase in the number of clinical applications. Flow cytometry measures multiple characteristics of individual particles flowing in single file in a stream of fluid. Light scattering at different angles can distinguish differences in size and internal complexity, whereas light… 

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