Many proteins and molecules promote cell adhesion including several cell surface carbohydrate binding proteins. Cell adhesion measurements on 96-well microtiter plate format are difficult due to the shear forces generated by washing the wells. The protocol here introduces the use of a liquid-filled wash chamber that separates unbound cells by gravity. This eliminates uncontrolled shear forces and passage of adherent cells through a liquid/air interface. John L. Magnani~GlycoTech Corporation.