Cytometry Part A

Cytometry Part A is the official journal of the International Society for Advancement of Cytometry.

Fully embracing the study of the cytome, Cytometry Part A covers all aspects of molecular analysis of cellular systems in the following areas: cytomics (studies linking the genome and proteome to cell regulation and function), flow cytometry, image cytometry, molecular array technologies, as well as other cell-based spectroscopic analyses and associated methodologies.

The research featured in the journal encompasses not only the development of the techniques and reagents needed to measure cell features and cellular constituents, but also investigations that primarily employ these techniques for characterization in order to provide an understanding of function and regulation in the context of the cell, organ, and organism.

Cytometry Part A publishes original research articles, in-depth reviews, rapid communications of new, novel "hot" topics, and technical innovation articles.

Cytometry Part B

Cytometry Part B: Clinical Cytometry focuses on the development and applications of cellular system analysis and array based technologies as applied to clinical practice and translational research. This journal also covers relevant techniques such as flow cytometry, image cytometry, bead-based and slide-based array analyses, as well as other cell-based spectroscopic analyses. In addition, Clinical Cytometry publishes clinical and translational investigations that identify and validate the features and molecules important in diagnosis, prognosis, and therapeutic management of patients.

Current Protocols

Published in affiliation with ISAC, Current Protocols in Cytometry contains over 1,000 of the latest techniques from the top cytometry labs and specialists worldwide. It is the most complete set of peer-reviewed, medline-indexed protocols for flow cytometry and in vivo imaging. ISAC members receive a 20% discount on an individual online subscription to Current Protocols in Cytometry. Please contact and mention code ISAC3 in the subject line, or call 800-825-7550 (USA) or +1-317-572-3983 (outside the USA).


A fundamental tenet of scientific research is that published results are open to independent validation and refutation. Minimum data standards aid data providers, users, and publishers by providing a specification of what is required to unambiguously interpret experimental findings. The Minimum Information about a Flow Cytometry Experiment (MIFlowCyt) standard officially states the minimum information required to report flow cytometry (FCM) experiments. ISAC developed the standard in 2008 and it was subsequently vetted by ISAC's Data Standards Task Force, Standards Committee, membership, and Council.

CLIA Manual

The CLIA manual outlines the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act (CLIA) compliance requirements for clinical laboratories engaged in the practice of flow cytometry. The legislation requirements are based on the complexity of the laboratory testing. Flow cytometry is considered high complexity testing.

The recommendations in this manual will apply to high complexity testing and will give instructions and forms for complying with the personnel, quality control, proficiency testing, and quality assurance requirements. The Flow Cytometry CLIA Compliance Manual has been written to help make sense of the CLIA requirements and give laboratories a clear format by which to monitor quality assurance and quality control.

Our vision is to advance the impact of cytometry in meeting current and emerging challenges in the life, biomedical, and physical sciences.

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