Hemocytometer

Hemocytometer

Hemocytometer

Overview

Follow along in this step-by-step activity to perform a common procedure using a hemocytometer to count living cells from a sample. You will explore the concepts, calculations, and procedures required to determine and record several common data points.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this exercise, you will be able to:

  1. Count cells using a Hemocytometer 
  2. Recognize living cells vs dead cells. 
  3. Calculate the percentage of viable cells. 
  4. Discuss how to record several common data points
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