We have developed an improved technique for triple staining that permits the simultaneous flow cytofluorometric analysis of cell surface antigens, bromodeoxyuridine incorporation into DNA, and DNA quantification using 7-amino-actinomycin D. PHA-activated human peripheral blood lymphocytes were incubated with bromodeoxyuridine and stained for cell surface phenotype with phycoerythrin-labeled monoclonal antibodies. Stained cells were fixed serially with 1% paraformaldehyde and 45% ethanol. Fixed cells were sequentially stained with an anti-BrdUrd monoclonal antibody followed by a FITC-conjugated goat anti-mouse antibody and incubated with 7-amino-actinomycin D. Hypotonic buffer was employed for all procedures after fixation. Stained-fixed cells were analyzed by flow cytofluorometry for simultaneous green (525 nm), orange (570 nm), and red (> 650 nm) fluorescence. Utilizing this staining technique, we were able to analyze simultaneously cell phenotype, DNA synthesis, and total cellular DNA content with single laser excitation.