[Cell-biology] Re: Q: fast cell counting methods

Eric via cellbiol%40net.bio.net (by say.no from spam.now)
Mon Jul 9 00:38:47 EST 2007


Porpyrin wrote:
> 
> Does any body have a suggestion for easier and faster cell counting
> methods than using haemacytometer? Counting cells is a tidious job
> especially when there are lots of samples to count. It seems using
> coulter, a particle counter, is one substitute. However a coulter is
> not cheap and sometimes cells block the tube in the coulter. I
> experienced often. Is there any other good way to count cancer cells?
> 
> Thanks!

Have you looked into flow cytometry to see if it's compatible with your
protocol?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flow_cytometry

http://biology.berkeley.edu/crl/flow_cytometry_basic.html

Eric


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