FAQ 8: How do I know how tall to make my disector?

Checking section thickness up front can be helpful in selecting sampling parameters appropriate for each specimen. Thin tissue will limit you to a short disector that may require the use of more sampling sites to obtain your target cell counts—smaller SRS Grid step sizes produce more sampling sites.

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