Hemocytometer: The first method developed specifically for obtaining accurate cell counts!

 | Post date: 2021/08/10 | 
Hemocytometer, the first cell counting method, was invented in the late nineteenth century by Louis-Charles Malassez. A hemocytometer consists of a thick glass microscope slide with a grid of perpendicular lines etched in the middle. The grid has specified dimensions so that the area covered by the lines is known, which makes it possible to count the number of cells in a specific volume of solution. Preparing samples for total nucleated cell count begins with sample staining with 3% Acetic Acid with Methylene Blue.
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