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Instrument Training

Training is NOT required for staff-assisted instrument use.  For those wishing to run samples independently, steps for instrument training are outlined below. 

Pre-requisite for ALL analyzer/sorter training: 

  • Completion/understanding of BD’s “Introduction to Flow Cytometry” course module (requires Flash Player - not viewable using Chrome web browser)

**Click on each instrument to see the training details

ANALYZER Training

AURORA (booking instructions)

1.  Aurora small group:  bi-weekly, no samples needed ($80/session)
2. 1:1 staff-assisted, bring small sample with controls ($ instr + op)
3 and beyond.  1:1 staff-assisted, user runs experiments with staff oversight ($ instr + op)

SCANFORD (booking instructions)

1.  Scanford small group:  monthly, no samples needed ($80/session)
2. 1:1 staff-assisted, bring small sample with controls ($ instr + op)
3 and beyond.  1:1 staff-assisted, user runs experiments with staff oversight ($ instr + op)

LSRII, LSRII-2, LSRII-UV, Abbott (booking instructions)

1. LSRIIUV ‘LSRII #1’ small group:  weekly, no samples needed ($80/session)
2. LSRII.2 ‘LSRII #2’ small group:  weekly, no samples needed ($80/session)
3. 1:1 staff-assisted, bring small sample with controls ($ instr + op)
4 and beyond.  1:1 staff-assisted, user runs experiments with staff oversight ($ instr + op)

SORTER Training

MIKADO (Sony SH800) (booking instructions)

1.  Mikado small group:  monthly, no samples needed ($80/session)
2. 1:1 staff-assisted, bring small sample with controls ($ instr + op)
3 and beyond.  1:1 staff-assisted, user runs experiments with staff oversight ($ instr + op)

SATCHMO (FACSJazz) (booking instructions)

1. 1:1 staff-assisted, no samples needed ($80/session)
2. 1:1 staff-assisted, bring small sample with controls ($ instr + op)
3 and beyond.  1:1 staff-assisted, user runs experiments with staff oversight ($ instr + op)

FACSAria SORTERS: ARIA, VERDI, AIDA, PICI, FALSTAFF, COSTELLO (booking instructions)

Pre-requisite for ALL FACSAria training:  LSR#1 and LSR#2 small group sessions, certification highly recommended

1. Aria ‘Aria #1’ small group:  weekly, no samples needed ($80/session)
2 & 3. 1:1 staff-assisted, bring small sample with controls ($ instr + op)
4 and beyond.  1:1 staff-assisted, user runs experiments with staff oversight ($ instr + op)

Certification for ALL Instruments:

When user demonstrates independent operation and collection of quality data

Last modified: 
Wed, 4 Sep 2019 at 4:48 pm