fluorescence-activated cell sorter scan

fluor·es·cence-ac·ti·vat·ed cell sor·ter scan

(FACS) (flōr-es'ĕns ak'ti-vāt-ĕd sel sōr'tĕr skan)
A machine that can separate and analyze cells, such as lymphocytes, which are labeled with fluorochrome-conjugated antibody, by their fluorescence and light scattering patterns.
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