Flow cytometry measures and analyzes the characteristics of single particles, normally cells, as they move in a stream and are passed through a laser. Thousands of cells can be analyzed by a flow cytometer in a single second. Among the measurements derived from flow cytometry are the size, relative fluorescence and complexity of the particle.
The Scripps Florida Flow Cytometry Core serves the Scripps Florida community as well as researchers from outside Scripps on a fee-for-service basis. The instrumentation and services available from the core are described here.