[Cytometry] bunny WBCs

Davis, William C davisw at vetmed.wsu.edu
Tue Apr 9 13:17:57 EDT 2013

Hi Mara,

I am attaching our paper describing the development of a set of mAbs for research in rabbits.  As noted in the paper, it was difficult to do density gradient isolation of WBCs as well as NH4Cl without losing T cells.  To avoid this we used direct labeling of whole blood followed by BD fix/lyse solution.  It would be possible to just use fix/lyse for a quick differential .  The frequency of basophils is higher than in other species and can be identified along with monocytes by SSC/FSC.


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Subject: [Cytometry] bunny WBCs

Dear all,
A scientist here would like to use the flow cytometer to do a quick WBC differential on rabbit blood.
I thought about a NH4Cl lysis, maybe one wash and then FSC/SSC, however I am unfamiliar with rabbit flow and don’t seem able to find many publications where I can see a FSC/SSC plot for reference.
Could you please send me some information if you normally flow bunnies? I have only found a reference so far (Davis and Hamilton, J. Vet. Sci (2008), 9(1), 51-66).

Many thanks

P.S. we will also do regular blood smears-just in case-but the number of rabbit on trial is high so something quicker would be better….

Mara Rocchi BVM&S PhD MRCVS
Flow Cytometry Manager
Moredun Research Institute
Pentlands Science Park
Bush Loan, Penicuik
Scotland, UK
mara.rocchi at moredun.ac.uk

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