The Quick Analysis Wizard is designed to guide you through the process of easily and quickly uploading your images into a new experiment for automated processing. Once you get to the end of the wizard and click the 'Analyze' button, your analysis jobs will start and you will receive email links as the jobs make progress through the final report generation.

At each step we have provided how-to demonstration videos that give you step by step instructions.

At any point if your question is not answered, please send an email to support@metavilabs.com.

1. Description Field

The description you provide will be the key to finding your experiment results later. It's important to make it as unique as possible. You can put as much information into the description as you wish. If you use the advanced mode of experiment creation, you can also add your experimental parameters in their own fields. This keeps all your experiment data organized in a database that is easily searchable and accessible from any computer.

2. Image Resolution

The image resolution is a very important input to get correct. All results are calculated in microns or micron². The algorithms use this resolution factor to convert pixel values into distances. This is also how the algorithms do an excellent job finding cells structures - by knowing what the distance scales to optimize cell detection. Please read this tech-note on calculating pixel resolution.

3. Choosing Your Assay

Each customer account receives 15 processing jobs per month.  A processing job is defined as the processing of a well containing an image or set of time-lapse images.  A single glass slide would typically be considered one well.

You can purchase processing jobs at any time using the Account link in the navigation menu followed clicking on the "Jobs Requests" tab.

You can read about each assay in the Assay Guide.