Report from a workshop on multianalyte microsphere assays

Cytometry. 2002 Oct 15;50(5):239-42. doi: 10.1002/cyto.10140.


Multiplexed assays using fluorescent microspheres is an exciting technique that has been gaining popularity among researchers, particularly those in the public health field. Part of its popularity is due to its flexibility, as both immunoassays and oligonucleotide hybridization assays can be developed on this platform. This report summarizes a workshop held by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that discussed issues surrounding these assays and the Luminex 100 xMAP instrument. Topics included instrumentation, assay design, sample matrix and volume, quality control, and development of commercial applications.

Publication types

  • Congress

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S.
  • Education / trends*
  • Flow Cytometry / instrumentation*
  • Flow Cytometry / methods*
  • Fluorescent Antibody Technique, Direct / instrumentation*
  • Fluorescent Antibody Technique, Direct / methods*
  • Humans
  • Microspheres*
  • United States