BD FACSCount

A system of choice for quality

The BD FACSCount™ system has been an integral part of CD4 monitoring in global HIV/AIDS treatment programs for over a decade. On a worldwide level, the system’s proven accuracy and quality have made it the preferred system for patient management.


System performance, linearity, and accuracy

BD FACSCount control kits consist of paired control bead sets, containing beads at four levels: zero, low, medium, and high. BD FACSCount control beads can be added to samples prepared with normal blood to validate laboratory practices and methodology, and system linearity. The control run generates a printed report summarizing system performance. The result of the last control run is reported on each subsequent sample printout, to provide confidence in the result.

BD FACSCount software

BD FACSCount software enables automated analysis without any operator intervention. The automatic identification of the beads and of the lymphocyte populations of interest, and calculation of the absolute counts (cells/μL) and percentages, allow a time- and cost-effective workflow and minimizes potential errors.

Patients’ results are summarized on a printed sample report that does not require interpretation or subjective analysis. Quality controls in the software ensure that reported results are accurate by detecting and flagging error conditions and suppressing results when control limits are exceeded.


BD FACSCount %CD4 run report

The BD FACSCount system delivers simple printed reports that do not require subjective analysis.

BD FACSCount %CD4 run report

The BD FACSCount system delivers simple printed reports that do not require subjective analysis.