|Purdue Cytometry CD-ROM Volume 3|
Immunophenotyping, the characterization of cell subpopulations based on their surface markers, is not only an important part of immunological research but also has significant clinical relevance for the diagnosis and management of many disease processes. The combination of monoclonal antibodies and flow cytometry provides a powerful tool for the phenotypic analysis of human white blood cell subsets. The diagnosis of and prognosis for leukemias and lymphomas is perhaps the most common application of clinical immunophenotyping. Others include CD4:CD8 ratio determination for monitoring AIDS patients, crossmatching for organ transplantation, and monitoring for post-transplant rejection episodes. We have included in this section some clinical methods and interesting case studies, which we hope you will find useful.
Note: These data have been provided by colleagues worldwide. Appropriate acknowledgement should be made when material is used.
CD-ROM Vol 3 was produced by Monica M. Shively and other staff at the Purdue University Cytometry Laboratories and distributed free of charge as an educational service to the cytometry community. If you have any comments please direct them to Dr. J. Paul Robinson, Professor & Director, PUCL, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907. Phone:(765) 494-0757; FAX (765) 494-0517; Web http://www.cyto.purdue.edu, EMAIL email@example.com