Cytometry

Presentation

The Cytometry service has continued to grow since its foundation in 1989, both in the number of trials and in other activities: development of own research projects and collaboration with other departments of the USAL and other universities, signing agreements with companies, participation in international standardization groups of methods, panels and flow cytometry techniques for diagnostic support, having established itself as a national and international reference in flow cytometry.

The Cytometry service has always opted for the quality and improvement of the services offered. As a result of this commitment and commitment to quality and continuous improvement, it obtained in August 2007 the ISO 9001 certification granted by Bureau Veritas Certification, the accreditation of the Detection of Minimal Residual Disease (MRE) in Multiple Myeloma (MM) by new generation cytometry (NGF) and quantitative determination of the D816V mutation by Taqman tests with ISO 15189:2023 in 2018 and is currently in the preparation and implementation of the same standard for the rest of the cytometry tests, In situ hybridization and molecular biology.

 

The Cytometry Service is a National Reference Center in the study of PETHEMA LAL-2019 and LAL Ph-2022 PROTOCOLS FOR THE TREATMENT OF ACUTE LYMPHOBLASTIC LEUKEMIA IN ADULTS.

The functions of the service are:

  1. Support research groups at the University of Salamanca and other universities (use of equipment, comprehensive trials, advice, etc.)
  2. Conduct patient sample trials for public or private institutions, for which the service has four complementary technologies (immunophenotype, cell enrichment, in situ hybridization and molecular biology) to offer, in a very reliable way, a diagnostic compatibility of great help for the diagnosis and follow-up of the patient. For this purpose, it has specialized staff and extensive experience in the diagnostic area by flow cytometry.
  3. Develop research projects to expand, optimize, standardize and test new reagents, methods and applications of cytometry.
  4. Teach and disseminate applications of flow cytometry.
  5. Offer external quality control programs in collaboration with the Iberian Cytometry Society for professionals who are in the process of certification or accreditation.