LUMC Flow cytometry Core Facility (FCF)

Services and booking

The LUMC Flow cytometry Core Facility (FCF) accommodates all research and diagnostic flow cytometry equipment of the LUMC. It also encompasses 3 cell sorters, 2 mass cytometers and a cell imager. In addition, flow cytometers are available for analyzing samples with high biological hazard at ML-II and ML-III levels.


The FCF provides equipment and support for all aspects of flow and mass cytometry: experimental design, handling of cells, setup of equipment, data acquisition and data analysis. We currently serve 350 users within the LUMC and externally (Leiden Bio Science Park, universities and others).

Contact us if you would like to learn more about working with the FCF.


The FCF is currently equipped with the following instruments:

• 2 FACSCalibur
• 4 FACSCanto II
• 2 FACSLyric
• 4 LSR II
• 2 Fortessa X-20
• 1 Xcyto 10 image cytometer
• 3 FACSAria III cell sorters
• 2 CyTOF mass cytometers

Agenda / booking

Equipment can be reserved via the FCF operators.

LUMC users can access the agenda via the internal FCF website on the LUMC intranet.