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Statistical analysis of Flow analysis - (Oct/06/2009 )

I have a set of populations which i have sectioned off by applying quadrants to the results. The statistics supplies me with a "percentage gated" in each quadrant and a "geometrical mean". Which is the best to use? The percentage seems so much more easier but does the geo mean add that much extra detail in any way?

-Stephan-

It really depends on what you are asking or looking to evaluate. If you are looking to evaluate frequencies of subsets then the % gated information would be sufficient. If you would also like to evaluate the degree of expression (or absence) of a marker (or markers) on those subsets then a geometric mean analysis would come in handy.

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