A Flow Cytometer

A flow cytometer is a medical instrument whose main function is to count the amount of microscopic objects under its view. A flow cytometer is a form of cytometry, which is the science behind counting things like cells. A flow cytometer is a useful tool when it comes to detecting problems that have to do with the population of cells. A disease that a cytometer can help detect is cancer. Cancer is a disease that is caused when a cell received damage from an external source, usually radiation, and the DNA is effected. The damage cell will cause mass multiplication. A flow cytometer would be able to detect the abnormally high population of cells. More info: flow cytometry

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