Flow Cytometry in the Clinic: Benefits, Challenges, & Opportunities
Flow cytometry has become a widely used technology in the clinical setting because it offers unprecedented information about specific cell populations from a patient.
The use of clinical flow cytometry has transformed diagnostics for cancer, autoimmune diseases, and immunodeficiencies. Current clinical flow cytometry protocols also have diagnostic applications for bone marrow and organ transplantation, stem cell therapy, and infectious diseases.
Here we outline the benefits of using flow cytometry-based protocols in the clinic, and we also address challenges and opportunities unique to this technology.