This section within Haematology is currently equipped with a Coulter FC500 flow cytometer.

As with all the sections within Haematology, the flow cytometry section participates in a comprehensive national quality control scheme and also a regional programme to ensure that best practice is maintained and a quality service is provided to our users.

The tests currently performed include:

  • CD4 Quantitation in HIV Disease
  • Chronic / Low Grade Lymphoproliferative Disease Panels
  • Acute / High Grade Immunophenotyping Panels
  • GPI Linked Proteins for Paroxysmal Nocturnal Haemoglobinuria (PNH)
  • Lymphocyte Subsets
  • Foetal-maternal Haemorrhage Quantitation (following a positive Kleihauer test)

Please avoid sending Flow Cytometry requests on Fridays or weekends except by prior arrangement.