A nucleic acid assay system for analyzing a sample using a reagent. A sample and reagent delivery unit is operatively connected to a thermal cycler for delivering the sample and the reagent to the thermal cycler. A hybridization chamber is operatively connected to the thermal cycler. A flow cytometer is operatively connected to the hybridization chamber.
 The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. W-7405-ENG-48 between the United States Department of Energy and the University of California for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.