total cell count

to·tal cell count

number of cells in a given area or volume.
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total cell count

the total number of living or dead cells in a given volume or area. For MICROORGANISMS the term is generally applied to BACTERIA, SPORES or YEASTS. The count can be made directly by microscopy (see HAEMOCYTOMETRY or by use of an instrument such as a turbidimeter (see TURBIDIMETRY), COULTER COUNTER or flow cytometer (see FLOW CYTOMETRY).
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All sections were first evaluated under regular light to measure the total cell count and then under ultraviolet (UV) light with a fluorescein filter to evaluate fluorescence and identify cells undergoing degeneration.
The total cell count measurements were several folds higher in the symptomatic state when compared with the asymptomatic state; median (range) values were 500 (300-1040) cells/[mL.sup.-1] and 48 (32-66) cells/[mL.sup.-1], respectively.
The accuracy calculated as accuracy error (difference between the mean of values from two operators by Burker chamber and mean of values of single nucleocassette by Nucleocounter) was within the range of the acceptance criteria -5/+5 (0.07/0.36 as minimum and maximum [E.sub.A] for automated total cell count and -0.02/0.29 for automated viable cell count).
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Table 3.: Distribution of the patients in the ureteropelvic junction obstruction and control groups according to the total cell count performed by means of an immunohistochemical method [Table omitted]
With any of these markers, die client will receive a report that contains at minimum: viability, total cell count, live/ dead ratio as well as cell specific marker ratios.
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