Flow Cytometer cleaning

Zucker.Robert@EPAMAIL.EPA.GOV Zucker.Robert at EPAMAIL.EPA.GOV
Thu Jan 15 18:25:46 EST 2004

We used to have great Cv's on our FACScalibur 1.5% with mol probes 3u
beads 488 ex. Now we are getting 2.5-3%
what is the current accepted procedure to clean a flow cytometer to
improve fluidic performance.
SDS ( 3%) or detergent --Clontron ( 10%)
Any suggestions--I know we have discussed this in the past on this
listserver but it is a very relevant question to the performance of a
flow cytometer especially for DNA analysis. Any one have some great
tricks they would like to share?
Best wishes

Robert M. Zucker, PhD
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Research and Development
National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory
Reproductive Toxicology Division, MD 72
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, 27711
Tel: 919-541-1585; fax 919-541-4017
e-mail: zucker.robert at epa.gov

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