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Flow cytometry plays a pivotal role in clinical laboratories, elevating diagnostics and research. This technique simultaneously analyzes thousands of individual cells, providing insights into cell characteristics such as size, complexity, and protein expression. 

In clinical settings, flow cytometry is indispensable for immune system assessments, cancer diagnostics, and monitoring disease progression. Flow cytometry enables medical professionals to distinguish between different cell types, aiding in leukemia and lymphoma diagnosis, guiding treatment decisions. Moreover, flow cytometry is crucial in stem cell research, transplant monitoring, and infectious disease studies, paving the way for personalized medicine and targeted therapies.

However, the technique faces challenges in standardization and reproducibility due to instrument variability, differences in antibody sources, and operator-dependent factors, further complicating results. Harmonizing protocols and implementing quality control measures are essential to ensure reliable and reproducible outcomes in diverse clinical and research settings. 

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  • Some of the challenges clinical flow cytometry faces today

  • Commercial reagents and software programs that may improve flow cytometry reproducibility and standardization

  • Benefits of applying flow cytometry tools in your lab