UNIT 7.20 Analysis of Fine-Needle Aspirate Biopsies from Solid Tumors by Laser Scanning Cytometry (LSC)
Published Online: 1 NOV 2002
Copyright © 2003 by John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Lab Protocol Title
Current Protocols in Cytometry
How to Cite
Gerstner, A. O. and Tàrnok, A. 2002. Analysis of Fine-Needle Aspirate Biopsies from Solid Tumors by Laser Scanning Cytometry (LSC). Current Protocols in Cytometry. 22:7.20:7.20.1–7.20.10.
- Published Online: 1 NOV 2002
- Published Print: OCT 2002
Both flow and image cytometry have routine, reliable methods for ploidy analysis, each with its dbacks. LSC offers a non-destructive and non-consumptive method of analysis that allows repeated sample analysis as well as storage for later re-evaluation. Owing to the extremely small sample requirement, specimens can be obtained through minimally invasive procedures such as fine-needle aspirate biopsies or simple swabs. Tumors located at sites unsuitable for routine biopsy can be analyzed even on an out-patient basis.