Level of instruction: Intermediate
Intended Audience: Medical laboratory scientists, medical technologists, and technicians. This course is also appropriate for medical laboratory science students and pathology residents.
Author information: Dana L. Van Laeys, MA, CLSpMB, MT, CLS is the Education Coordinator for Molecular Diagnostics and Immunology in the Clinical Laboratory Science Program at Saint Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. She has 14 years of experience in molecular diagnostics and flow cytometry. She has been a presenter at ASM, CLEC, and AABB conferences. Ms. Van Laeys holds a Masters in Adult Education and Distance Learning.
Reviewer information: Leah Coppolino, MPH, MT(ASCP), CLS(NCA) currently works for MediaLab, Inc. Previously, she was the Director of the Medical Laboratory Science Program and Director of Education and Outreach at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She holds a Masters in Public Health from Thomas Jefferson University.
Course description: This course describes the most basic principles of flow cytometry, providing an overview and introduction to this useful tool. The focus of the course is blood cell identification, specifically B and T lymphocyte identification and analysis.