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flow cytometry

[sy-tahm-uh-tree] a test in which cells from a biopsy or blood sample are stained and passed in front of a laser light. It can be used to measure certain characteristics of the cells, such as size, shape, deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) content ( a measure of growth), and the presence of tumor markers on or in the cells. See also deoxyribonucleic acid, ploidy, s-phase fraction.

Special studies in cancer diagnosis

... Flow cytometry. Flow cytometry is often used to test the cells from bone
marrow, lymph nodes, and blood samples. It's very ...

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Special studies in cancer diagnosis

... Flow cytometry. Flow cytometry is often used to test the cells from bone
marrow, lymph nodes, and blood samples. It's very ...

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How is childhood leukemia diagnosed?

... Flow cytometry and immunohistochemistry. ... Flow cytometry can also be used
to estimate the amount of DNA in the leukemia cells. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/leukemiainchildren/detailedguide/childhood-leukemia-diagnosis

How is chronic lymphocytic leukemia diagnosed?

... Flow cytometry. This ... Flow cytometry can also be used to test for
substances called ZAP-70 and CD38 on the cells. These ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/leukemia-chroniclymphocyticcll/detailedguide/leukemia-chronic-lymphocytic-diagnosis

How is multiple myeloma diagnosed?

... This test may be helpful in telling different types of cells apart and in finding
myeloma cells. Flow cytometry. Like the immunohistochemistry ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/multiplemyeloma/detailedguide/multiple-myeloma-diagnosis

How is childhood leukemia classified?

... Doctors have found that cytogenetic tests, flow cytometry, and other lab tests
provide more detailed information about the subtype of ALL and the ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/leukemiainchildren/detailedguide/childhood-leukemia-how-classified

Testing Biopsy and Cytology Specimens for Cancer

... Flow cytometry Flow cytometry is often used to test the cells from bone
marrow, lymph nodes, and blood samples. It's very ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/003185-pdf.pdf

How is acute lymphocytic leukemia classified?

... Doctors have found that cytogenetic tests, flow cytometry, and other lab tests
provide more detailed information about the subtype of ALL and the ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/leukemia-acutelymphocyticallinadults/detailedguide/leukemia-acute-lymphocytic-classified

How is acute lymphocytic leukemia diagnosed?

... Flow cytometry and immunohistochemistry: Flow cytometry tests look for certain
substances on the surface of cells that help identify what types of ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/leukemia-acutelymphocyticallinadults/detailedguide/leukemia-acute-lymphocytic-diagnosis