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Using the Facility

Step by Step Outline for Using the Facility

  1. Instruments must be reserved using the online reservation system before analyzing or sorting samples.
  2. A Flow Cytometry Facility account is necessary in order to use the reservation system.
  3. An active MKF is necessary in order to get a Flow Cytometry account.
  4. A principal investigator account must be established first before other lab personnel accounts can be created (lab personnel are assigned to the principal investigator's account).
  5. Request an account using the separate links—for principal investigators or lab personnel—located in the menu on the left-hand side of this page.
  6. Once you have an account established, you can reserve instrument time at your convenience.
  7. Directions for using the reservation system are located on the home page of the reservation system once you login.
  8. Information about cell concentration, total cell number, sample volume, and other detail important for analyzing or sorting can be found at the "Protocols/Sample Prep" link in the yellow band at the top of this page.
  9. If you plan to use one of the cell sorters to isolate potentially biohazardous samples (virally transformed cells, primary human tissue, or animals exposed to infectious agents), please read the Facility's policy regarding these samples. (the Policies link is located in the menu on the left-hand side of this page).