How to Sort Circulating Tumor Cells Part III: Microscopic Characterization

x-posted at Kirby Lab Student Blog Keywords CTC: Circulating tumor cell. Read about what they are and why they’re important here. Cell Fixation: Chemical preservation of a cell. Post-fixation, a cell is no longer alive. Cell Staining: Using different markers to visualize cells, or components of cells. Fluorophore: A fluorescent molecule that is excited at one wavelength of light (excitation), and emits light at another wavelength (emission). Leukocyte: White blood cell (WBC).