Many sample creation and management actions for samples in storage can be completed directly from the storage view, simplifying the process for sample managers. This topic outlines these options for stored samples:
Create Samples from Stored Samples
When viewing samples in storage, you can create new derivatives, pooled samples, and aliquots directly. Use the grid view and select the Sample Type of the parent samples from which you want to create new ones. Choose the desired action from the Derive
menu (under More >
on some browser widths).
In the popup, select whether to create Derivatives, Pooled Samples, or Aliquots
, specify how many new samples to create, then click Go to Sample Creation Grid
. Enter the details as for other sample creation
, then click Finish Creating ## Samples
You'll see the green success banner and can immediately click Add them to storage
Add Stored Samples to Picklists and Jobs
To simplify storage workflows, you can also select samples in storage views and create new picklists and workflow jobs including them, or add them to existing picklists and jobs. You can use the tabs for the specific Sample Type, where you'll use the usual sample grid menus
. Or from the "All Samples" tab or a storage grid view, select samples and choose the desired action from the Picklists or Jobs
menu. Note that on narrower browsers, these buttons will be combined into a More
Learn more about these processes in these topics:
Edit Storage Details
When a sample is initially added to storage
, an initial freeze/thaw count can be provided (for temperature-controlled storage). The storage amount can be provided when the sample is first created or at any other time. If you need to edit these settings later, you can do so by clicking the sample, and clicking either
icon in the Storage Details
section to open an edit panel.
Update the information in the popup, enter a comment to explain the adjustment you're making (optional), then click Update Sample
to save your change. The comment will be retained in the audit log and timeline for the sample.
Discard Sample from Storage
The action of discarding
a sample from storage does not result in removal of the sample information from the system, only that it is taken from an "In Storage" state to a "Not in Storage" state and the freeze/thaw count and storage location are dropped. This could be related to the consumption of all of the sample, and thus it's no longer being available, or could be temporary and the sample could be returned to storage later.
If instead you want to delete
all data related to a Sample, follow the instructions here: Delete Samples
Discarding samples will:
- Remove them from your storage location views.
- No longer retain their freeze/thaw counts (or allow them to be updated).
- Prevent any further check outs or check ins.
- NOT delete the data stored in the system about the samples.
When you discard a Sample via any of the methods described here, you have the option to update the status and amount of the sample
You can discard one or more Samples from Storage in many places throughout the application, including:
- From the Sample details page, select Discard from Storage from the Manage menu.
- From a grid of Samples, select samples using the checkboxes and select Storage > Discard from Storage.
- From the Storage View of the Sample(s) location, select the sample(s), then click Discard.
After discard, the Inventory
panel for a Sample will still show the amount (if any), and the time of discard, but will not retain the freeze/thaw count.
Update Sample Status and Amount During Discard
In all methods of discard, you will see a popup detailing the sample(s) you selected to discard. You'll see their locations, a color indicating type, and position information.
Use checkboxes to optionally update Sample details upon discard:
- Set Sample Status: assign a new sample status at this time. For example, discarding a sample often means it has been "Consumed".
- Update Sample Stored Amount: provide a new amount for all discarded samples. For example, consumed samples might now have a zero amount.
- If you do not check this box, the samples will retain the amounts they have at the time of discard.
Enter a Reason for discarding
to accompany the action, if desired, and click Yes, Discard Samples