By clicking the Plate Maps page, you can create a new Plate Map.
A list of all Plate Maps are available on this page along with the option to filter by Date or Template.
A user can click “+ Plate Map”, to create a new Plate Map.
Once clicked, a new page to Create Plate Maps will populate.
- Plate Map Name - name the Plate Map to be created
- Plate Map Template - select which Plate Map Template to utilize for this Plate Map
- Plate Map Instrument - the instrument the Plate Map will be for
A user will then select “Next: Populate Controls”.
User will select the wells where the controls should populate. Once a well is clicked, a pop-up will allow the user to select which control to populate in the well.
Note: The controls listed were selected at the template level.
If the user would like to add a control, not in the dropdown, they may check the box for “Control not present in the given list” and type in what they would like to have the control displayed as.
After controls are added, the user may click save which will take you back to the previous screen.
The user will then select “Next: Populate Samples”.
To populate samples, the user will scan them into the bar at the top of the screen.
Note: Users may have a file from an instrument (ex: liquid handler) you can copy the column or row you need and populate the samples all at once.
Once sample IDs have been added, click “Add Multiple Samples” and they will fill into the wells in the entry direction selected at the template level.
After all, samples have been added, the user may then select “Next: Plate Map Details”
The Plate Map Details page will show:
- Plate Map Details - Creation Date, Plate Map Code, Instrument, Template
- Plate Map Download Options - Generic CSV and PDF, Instrument specific files.
- Note: The user may need to refresh the page to see all options. With the size of the file, it may take a few moments to load.
- Unreceived Samples - list of samples with the status “Unreceived”
- Note: Users may select “Multi Order Accession” to go to the page to receive the samples listed.
- Plate Map Depiction - the user may use the zoom-in or out feature to see the full plate map
Merge Plate Maps
After a Plate Map is made, it may be merged with other Plate Maps to create a Merged Plate Map.
Users may click, Merge Plate Maps, to combine them.
To create a Merged Plate Map, the user may select “+ Merge Plate Map”. Once clicked, a new page will appear.
This page includes :
- Merge Plate Map Name - the name of the Merged Plate M
- Merge Method - the way in which you want to merge the plates.
- Note: To see a visual of what the merge method looks like, you can click “Show Info”
- Plate Maps 1-4 - Select the order for the plates you would like to merge.
- Instrument - the instrument selected at the Plate Map Level.
- Plate Map Template - the template used for the Plate Maps
- Note: Only Plate Maps with the same template may be combined.
Once the Plate Maps to merge have been selected, a visual example will show at the bottom of the page.
Click “Merge Plate Maps”, to continue to the next page
The Merged Plate Map Details page will show:
- Merged Plate Map Details - Creation Date, Merged Plate Map Code, Merge Method, Instrument, Template, Plate Maps Merged
- Merged Plate Map Download Options - Generic CSV and PDF, Instrument specific files.
- Note: The user may need to refresh the page to see all options. With the size of the file, it may take a few moments to load
- Merged Plate Map Depiction - user may use the zoom in or out feature to see the full plate map