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Certificate Program

Basic Concepts and Clinical Applications of Flow Cytometry Certificate Program

  • Credit: 12.0 ACCENT
  • Level: Intermediate

Price: $550.00

Member Price: $275.00


The applications of flow cytometry are broad and it can be used across a variety of medical areas. One advantage of flow cytometry is a high level of sensitivity compared with other conventional methods of analysis.

This a basic to intermediate-level online certificate program, which will provide participants with essential knowledge about the use of flow cytometry as a diagnostic tool for the identification of various human diseases. It is intended for laboratory professionals (medical technologists, laboratory managers, laboratory directors), pathologists, core flow cytometry operators, and research scientists who are using flow cytometry in their research. Participants will learn the basics of flow cytometry and how it can be used for diagnosis.

The program is composed of six courses, listed below. Each course can be completed online in approximately 1-2 hours and contains a lecture, reference materials and a quiz. Some include additional required readings. Communicate questions or comments using the program discussion board.


  1. Basic Theory and Clinical Applications in Flow Cytometry
    • Learning Objectives: explain instrumentation used in flow cytometry; discuss the importance of quality assurance in flow cytometry; and list clinical applications of flow cytometry.
    • Speaker: Susan Orton, PhD, D(AMBLI), University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC
  2. Introduction to Quality Control and Quality Assurance in Flow Cytometry
    • Learning Objectives: discuss regulatory requirements for flow cytometry; explain how sample preparation and instrument function are related to quality control and quality assurance.
    • Speaker: Lawrence Eck, NeoGenomics Laboratories, Fort Myers, FL
  3. Flow Cytometry Protocols for Immunophenotyping
    • Learning Objectives: List the methods of immunophenotyping; discuss the requirements for peripheral blood subsets; describe how CD4 counts are used in clinical utility.
    • Speaker: Roberta Montgomery, MLS, Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN
  4. Flow Cytometry for the Analysis of Hematopoietic Neoplasias
    • Learning Objectives: Discuss the application of flow cytometry for hematopoietic neoplasias; explain side scatter and front scatter in flow cytometry plots.
    • Speaker: Antony Bakke, PhD, D(AMBLI), Clarient, A GE Company
  5. Flow Cytometry for the Diagnosis of Primary Immunodeficiencies
    • Learning Objectives: describe primary immunodeficiencies; list the advantages of flow cytometry in primary immunodeficiencies; discuss the differences in primary immunodeficiencies between the adaptive and innate immune systems.
    • Speaker: Roshini Abraham, PhD, D(AMBLI), Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.
  6. Flow Cytometry in Transplantation: Antibody Screening and Crossmatching

Launch Year: 2012
Course Number: 12426

Sponsors and Supporters

This program is sponsored by the AACC Clinical and Diagnostic Immunology Division and developed in cooperation with AMLI.