It’s White Paper Wednesday! This month’s featured white paper: Identifying and Resolving the Sources of Hemacytometer Counting Error through Automation
The hemacytometer persists as the gold standard for laboratory cell counting. First utilized in 18th century France as a means to analyze patient blood samples, the hemacytometer has gone through a series of major developments over the past hundreds of years, creating a modern instrument that is more accurate and easier to use than its predecessors. The hemacytometer remains an integral part of all cell-based research, and yet sources of error inherent in its design and utilization persist. Those sources of error will be outlined here, followed by a discussion of how automation can be employed to eliminate many of these potential pitfalls.