Associate Professor, Department of Cytology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
Pranab Dey Editor, Journal of Cytology India
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
In this article application of flow cytometry (FCM) in clinical cytology practice has been highlighted with special emphasis of our own experience. It is of diagnostic help in bladder washings, particularly to identify recurrent carcinomas. Diagnostic and prognostic information of the solid tumor can be obtained reliably on fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) material as on histopathology specimens. FCM is also helpful in sub-classification of NHL. Simultaneous use of cell differentiation markers and DNA quantification is often more useful than either alone.