Why does an experiment need a viability control?
A viability control is needed in flow experiments because the health of one’s sample has a direct impact on the reliability of the data collected. This is due to the distinct properties of dead cells, including higher levels of autofluorescence and nonspecific binding. Both factors can increase noise and reduce the size of the range wherein signal can be detected. Furthermore, in FACS experiments, it is important that only the viable percentage of the population of interest is selected for use downstream.
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