Last update July 7th 2021

The following policies are updates for the RFCC in accordance with the revised Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center COVID policies. For changes in Stratocore, it may take a few days for those to take effect, so please be patient with us. If you have questions, please contact us.

  1. Human samples that did not require fixation prior to the pandemic, will no longer require fixation before running on the analytical cytometers (this will be changed on the form in the near future). To reduce chances of aerosolization of a human sample, tubes with unfixed human samples will need to be capped when vortexing. In addition, adherence to not overfilling waste or running instruments when clogged will reduce the chance of aerosols being generated, so please adhere to these policies.
  2. The RFCC will no longer require approval for Stratocore appointments on the analyzers. You will still need to fill out the form for each appointment for accuracy and attestation of proper biosafety practices. Be aware that appointment information will be spot-checked periodically for accuracy and completeness.
  3. The RFCC will no longer require approval for two people at the same time on any of our cytometers. Please use proper distancing and masking.


The Research Flow Cytometry Core (RFCC) is a shared resource laboratory serving the Cincinnati Children's research communities and surrounding institutions by providing a central location for flow cytometry instrumentation, training and education. We offer a number of services for both internal and external scientists.


New users need to be trained for their instrument of choice. The training depends on the instrument needed. See Education and Training for more information.

If you have any question, please contact Celine Silva Lages.