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Cytometry. 1990;11(3):321-2.

Introduction to flow cytometry data file standard.

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Biomedical Sciences Division, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California 94551.


The Data File Standards Committee of the Society for Analytical Cytology presents a Standard to be used for the storage of data associated with flow cytometric measurements. The Standard specifies a format that provides for the inclusion of all information necessary to fully describe: 1) the instrument used for the measurement; 2) the sample measured; 3) the data obtained; and 4) the results of analysis of the data. The Committee and the Society for Analytical Cytology point out that the use of this Standard by all those individuals and companies that generate or use data taken with flow cytometers or generate methods of analysis for the data will encourage the sharing of such data and methods of analysis.

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