FAQ 4: Can I use paraffin embedded tissue sections for stereology?

Of course. But remember, paraffin embedded tissue sections are generally very thin (between 2-10 microns) and are not suited for probes that are isotropic because isotropic probes require thick sections. These thin-sectioned tissues may be perfect for probes such as the Cavalieri Estimator.

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