Beyond antibody reagents, flow cytometry requires the right types of buffers for optimal staining. This convenient list separates out flow cytometry applications by their intended target. It also indicates which buffers are best-suited to your task for surface or intracellular staining and the protocols necessary for each.

Intracellular Staining

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559925 7-AAD Staining Solution 420403 7-AAD Viability Staining Solution
556463 Propidium Iodide 421301 Propidium Iodide
554724 BD™ GolgiStop 420701 Monensin Solution (1,000X)
555029 BD™ GolgiPlug 420601 Brefeldin A
556454 Annexin V Binding Buffer 422201 Annexin V Binding Buffer
555899 Lysing Buffer 420301 RBC Lysis Buffer (10X)
558049 Lyse/Fix Buffer 5X 422401 RBC Lysis/Fixation Solution (10X)
553141 Mouse Fc Block 156603 TruStain FcX™ PLUS (Mouse)
564219 BD Fc Block™ 422301 TruStain FcX™ (Human)
554656 Stain Buffer (FBS) 420201 Cell Staining Buffer
554722 BD Cytofix/Cytoperm™ Solution 420801 Fixation Buffer
554723 Perm/Wash Buffer 421002 Intracellular Staining Permeabilization Wash Buffer (10X)
560409/560098 (Mouse/Human) FOXP3 Buffer Set 424401 True-Nuclear™ Transcription Factor Buffer Set
338036 BD™ Stabilizing Fixative 422101 FluoroFix™ Buffer
None 422501 Cyto-Last™ Buffer
562574 Transcription Factor Buffer Set 424401 True-Nuclear™ Transcription Factor Buffer Set
558050 BD Phosflow™ Perm Buffer III 425401 True-Phos™ Perm Buffer
None 426101 True-Stain Monocyte Blocker™
554714 Fixation/Permeabilization Solution Kit 426803 Cyto-Fast™ Fix/Perm Buffer Set
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