Micronucleus Test*1

Image stitching & quantification

The micronucleus test evaluates the presence of micronuclei and is used as a genetic toxicology test for identifying chromosomal aberrations. It is commonly conducted through visual observation using a microscope. However, to obtain statistically significant data, a substantial number of cells must be observed. Finding micronuclei—each only around 1 µm in diameter—from an enormous number of cells is a burdensome and time-consuming task for the testing staff.

Image stitching & quantification
Using the All-in-One Fluorescence Microscope BZ-X800

*1 Micronucleus test:
A micronucleus is a small nucleus that forms separately from the normal nucleus in a cell when a fragment of a chromosome damaged by chemical substances or ultraviolet rays is not incorporated into and remains outside the daughter nuclei during cell division. The micronucleus test evaluates the presence of micronuclei and is used as a genetic toxicology test for identifying chromosomal aberrations.