A plate is a visual representation of a 96-well plate, primarily used to select, group and separate samples.
FCS samples on a plate go through particle analysis together using a single barcode. If multiple different barcodes are mixed in the same plate, it is imperative to break the plate down into its sub-plates, otherwise the results will be unreliable. For instance, if one barcode is a 70 plex and the other is a 20 plex, there is no appropriate basis for analyzing the samples from each barcode together.
Plates can be broken down either through
the GUI or by using a sample