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Creating Samples in the Sample Container

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You can create samples in two places - a sample container or the workbench. This topic deals with sample creation in a sample container. For information on the workbench click here.

Creating a sample

When you create a new freezer box, it is created empty. When you left click on an empty cell, the cell is selected and the button bar at the top of the container changes to look like the following:

Creating new samples

Creating new samples

The most left hand icon is used to create a sample. When you click it the following drop down appears. You can now select a sample template to create.

The sample templates

The sample templates

When you select a sample template and then confirm the creation it will be created in the selected location in the sample container.

Creating multiple samples and aliquots

To create multiple samples or aliquots, you need to select multiple locations in the sample container. This can be done by simply clicking on more than one location. When you have multiple locations selected and then use the create button and select a template, you are presented with the following dialog:

Creating multiple

Creating multiple

You now need to choose whether the aliquots you are creating belong to the same sample or to different samples. If they belong to the same sample, then you are in effect creating a set of aliquots. If they belong to different samples then you creating a set of distinct samples.