UNIT 5.1 Overview of Flow Cytometry

  1. Susan O. Sharrow

Published Online: 1 NOV 2002

DOI: 10.1002/0471142735.im0501s50

Current Protocols in Immunology

Current Protocols in Immunology

How to Cite

Sharrow, S. O. 2002. Overview of Flow Cytometry. Current Protocols in Immunology. 50:5.1:5.1.1–5.1.8.

Author Information

  1. National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 NOV 2002
  2. Published Print: AUG 2002


This introductory unit provides an overview of terminology and echniques unique to flow ytometry and is divided into two sections. The first section discusses technical aspects of flow cytometry which apply primarily to the instrumentation-oriented flow cytometry phase. The second section discusses electronic cell separation using flow cytometry.