What is a Neubauer chamber?

The Neubauer chamber is a thick crystal slide with the size of a glass slide (30 x 70 mm and 4 mm thickness). In a simple counting chamber, the central area is where the cell counts are performed. The central square is used for platelets and red cells. This square is split in 25 squares of width 0.2 mm (200 µm).

What are the different types of counting chambers?

Counting Chambers

  • EMS Sedgewick-Rafter Counting Cells.
  • Counting Chambers from Hausser.
  • Double Neubauer Ruled Metallized Counting Chamber.
  • Etched – Transparent Field with Opaque Pattern Levy Double Neubauer.
  • Fuchs-Rosenthal Counting Chamber.
  • Petroff-Hausser Counting Chamber.
  • Nageotte Counting Chamber.

What is counter chamber?

A counting chamber is a precision measuring instrument made of special optical glass. It is used to count cells or other particles in suspensions under a microscope.

How do you count counting chambers?

Calculating Concentration

  1. Calculate the mean number of sperm counted for each chamber (i.e. for each of the central counting areas of each chamber).
  2. Multiply the mean obtained in (1) by 10,000 to obtain the number of cells per ml of diluted sample.
  3. Multiply the count obtained in (2) by the dilution factor.

How do you count TLC in Neubauer chamber?

Count the cells in the Neubauer chamber….These are counted in the four large corner squares labeled as WBC and if the number is Y.

  1. One large area is 1 x 1 mm, and the depth is 0.1 mm.
  2. Total area counted in 4 large squares = 4 x 1 x o.
  3. Y x 10/4 is the total WBC in the cell in 1 µL.
  4. Now dilution is 1:20.

How does Neubauer chamber differ from improved Neubauer chamber?

The Neubauer chamber is designed to leave a gap of 100 mm between the top surface of the counting area and the bottom surface of the coverglass. The Improved Neubauer has a slightly different grid pattern compared to the ‘old’ Neubauer chamber.

What is counting chamber method in microbiology?

Counting Chamber Technique: The number of bacteria in a small known volume is directly counted microscopically and the number of bacteria in the larger original sample is determined by extrapolation. The number of cells present in each grid is counted and an average determined.

How do you calculate Neubauer chamber?

Lets calculate total WBC count by using Neubauer counting chamber.

  1. Number of cells counted = N = 150 (suppose)
  2. Area Counted = 1 mm2 x 4 = 4 mm2 (area of four large corner squares)
  3. Depth = 1/10 mm.
  4. Dilution = 1:20.
  5. Hence WBC/Cubic mm of Whole Blood = N x 50 = 150 x 50 = 7,500.

How do you count the counting chambers of RBC?


  1. RBCs counting solution is Hayem’s or Gowers isotonic saline.
  2. Make a dilution of 1:200 with a diluting solution.
  3. Draw the solution to mark 101 of the RBC pipette.
  4. Mix the blood thoroughly in the pipette.
  5. Allow for 2 minutes to settle the cells.
  6. Now count RBCs in the Neubauer chamber.

What is the normal TLC count?

The Normal Result – The normal WBCs in the blood are 4,500 to 11,000 WBCs per microliter. The standard range may vary slightly depending on various factors such as age, gender. The Abnormal Result – Low WBCs count known as leukemia, can result from conditions like: – Bone marrow damage.