Flow Cytometry Lab

The Flow Cytometry Laboratory (Flow Lab) provides cell sorting and analysis services for in-house and external investigators. The Flow Lab staff operates the sorters and assists investigators using the analyzers. The staff also provides consultation regarding cytometry experimental design, sample preparation and data analysis. In addition, the staff welcomes the opportunity for external research project contracts.

The Flow Lab is equipped with FACSAria, FACSVantage SE, LSR II and FACSCalibur cytometers. It is directed by cell analysis specialist Dr. Xiaoping Wu. Prior to joining the Blood Center, Dr. Wu had postdoctoral training in Immunology at the Center for Immunology in the University California, Irvine.

The Flow Lab has been actively involved in ongoing and previous research projects at the Blood Center addressing blood thrombosis, transfusion complications, hematopoietic cell gene therapy, megakaryocytopoiesis, platelet generation, autoimmunity and therapeutic immune modulation for inhibitory antibodies against factor VIII.

The Lab is located in Room 1136 in the Research Institute of the BloodworksNW at 1551 Eastlake Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102.


  • $130/hour for cell sorting by FACSAria or FACSVantage SE
  • $90/hour for analysis on LSR II
  • $65/hour for analysis on FACSCalibur

The staff requires information about the use of infectious agents, sample sources and preparation procedures before accepting samples for processing in the Flow Lab.

Service can be reserved via phone (206) 568-2238, lab (206) 568-2162 or email xiaopingw@bloodworksnw.org.

Reserved service can be canceled no later than 3 hours in advance of the scheduled time. If not canceled, half of the fee for the reserved time will be charged.


Xiaoping Wu, PhD
Cell Analysis Specialist
Lab Manager

Bloodworks Northwest
Research Institute
1551 Eastlake Avenue E, Suite 100
Seattle, WA 98102

Email: xiaopingw@bloodworksnw.org
Phone: (206) 568-2238
Lab: (206) 568-2162
FAX: (206) 587-6056