Target population

All populations
What is the service about?

Fundación Valle del Lili has been using this technology for several years and has been widely adopted by clinical services in the Institution and other institutions, as a result of innovation, adoption of international practice standards, and cutting-edge technology. Additionally a close collaboration exists among teams directly responsible for patient care, including participation in clinical groups.

For patients with leukemia, lymphoma and other hemato-oncology diseases, this technology allows to identify specific characteristics of the cells under study, in high quantities and within a few minutes. Flow cytometry allows detection of molecular markers in cell membranes and inside cells. With flow cytometry, it is possible to identify one or multiple molecular characteristics in cell populations in a blood or bone marrow sample (even coming from dissociated tissues), allowing for more comprehensive, complex, representative and powerful examinations, complementing microscopic morphology analysis.

Check the preparations for medical exams here: http://valledellili.org/atencion-al-paciente/preparacion-para-examenes-medicos/ 

The following services are available at Fundación Valle del Lili’s Flow Cytometry Laboratory:

  • Characterization of cells subpopulations, including lymphocytes, monocytes and other cell lines.
  • Classification of molecular characteristics, membrane receptors, nuclear receptors, and other cellular antigens in samples collected from patients with malignant blood diseases (lymphoma, lymphoproliferative disorders, myeloproliferative disorders, among others).
  • Detection of minimal residual malignant disease.
  • Detection of non-malignant cell populations causing other diseases.

Fundación Valle del Lili’s Flow Cytometry Laboratory is characterized by:

  • Antibody panels in innovative combinations.
  • Adherence to current practice standards.
  • Pioneer technology among hospital laboratories (10-color-3 lasers cytometer).
  • Team working among clinical groups.
Specialist in Flow Cytometry