How to use our facilities

For those wishing to use our self-service instruments (BD analyzers, Luminex, ImageStream), please complete the relevant raining before first time usage. For customers wishing to access facility operated services only (cell sorting, mass cytometry, DEPArray and Parsortix), no upfront training is required. Before using our platform for the first time, please go through the following steps to gain access to instruments and services.


1. Read our guidelines

2. Register with iLabs (PDF 235Kb) and complete a Flow Platform registration form (24kb) which needs to be sent to

3. Complete the necessary training

4. Gain access to the unit (15th Floor Tower Wing, Guy’s Hospital)
To gain access to the BRC Flow Cytometry platform you must have a TRUST ID card. Access to the core will be authorized only after you have completed all relevant training. If you are Guy’s and St Thomas’ staff, you will need to have your Trust ID card authorised. Please email Access is usually activated within 24 hours.If you are King’s College London staff, you will need to apply for a Trust ID card. Fill out this application form (please use Internet Explorer) (PDF 449kb) for a white NHS ID card for non-clinical staff. Your line manager must sign off and submit this application form, the BRC Flow Core team can NOT do this for you. The card is free of charge and will be issued by Guy’s and St Thomas’ Security. Once you have your card, email your request for access to Access is usually activated within 24 hours.If you are an external customer, you cannot obtain card access and will be able to use core services only during core business hours (Monday – Friday, 9 AM – 5 PM).

5. Complete training on the CRF alarm system. This is part of the mandatory basic training. If you are using equipment that does not require basic training, please email Susanne Heck to arrange a training session.