RE: [Histonet] WBC counts
We purchase hemocytometers from Fisher (Healthcare catalog) or VWR. We
still use them for lung lavage/washings from mice. AND we do cell count
aka differentials on Diff Quik (if you can get it without difficulty)
stained murine lung lavage/cytospins. If you have to do a differential on
animal blood smears, buffy coats, Wright Giemsa stain is superb for this
purpose, Harleco brand.
For a WBC count, contact a clinical laboratory to run the WBC counts on
their automated counters, much more accurate and worth the cost. It was
painful to work with the RBC and WBC pipettes - HOORAY for modern
technology and instrumentation.
At 01:38 PM 9/26/2006, you wrote:
>Good luck finding a hemacytometer and/or any calibrated pipettes. Ours
>ended up in the display of "antique instruments and equipment". That's
>the best place for them (speaking as an old dinosaur who actually
>learned how to use them).
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Veterinary Molecular Biology
Montana State University - Bozeman
PO Box 173610
Bozeman MT 59717-3610
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