COLA: Interpreting flow cytometry
Session recorded on August 11, 2017.
Speaker: James Verbsky, MD, PhD
Viewers can earn credit by completing the posttest questions.
Flow cytometry is a powerful tool in evaluating immune defects, when used appropriately. The assays used are sensitive and specific. Challenges to testing may include false positives due to inadequate blood samples, insufficient DNA, some medications (like heparin) that may inhibit the testing procedure. To accurately interpret flow cytometry results, allergists need to be able to understand the mechanism of flow cytometry and how to deal with abnormalities in the test results. This video will cover the mechanism of flow cytometry, how to interpret test results, and what indicators to look for before ordering flow cytometry.
Practicing Allergists / Immunologists
After viewing the video recording, learners should be able to…
- Describe the mechanism of flow cytometry
- Use flow cytometry to evaluate immune deficiencies
James Verbsky, MD, PhD
Associate Profeessor of Pediatrics
Medical Director, CIRL
JMF Diagnostic Center for Primary Immunodeficiencies
The American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI) designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
There is no commercial support for this activity.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 1.00 Attendance