Journal article

Method article: guidelines for panel design, optimization, and performance of whole blood multi-color flow cytometry of platelet surface markers

Xavier Busuttil-Crellin, Conor McCafferty, Suelyn Van Den Helm, Hui Ping Yaw, Paul Monagle, Matthew Linden, Vera Ignjatovic

Platelets | TAYLOR & FRANCIS INC | Published : 2020

Abstract

Flow cytometry is a valuable tool in determining the phenotype and function of platelets accurately. The emergence of platelet flow cytometry in recent years provides an attractive alternative to other platelet analytical techniques, with advantages such as requiring small volumes and being highly sensitive to minimal changes in receptor function and expression.Here we present a methodical approach encompassing the stages in the development and optimization of platelet flow cytometry panels based on our extensive experience in this area.