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Laboratory Processing

Sample Setup

Benefits

  • Manages the core of your laboratory’s day-to-day work
  • Delivers instant access to sample information
  • Saves time by eliminating duplicate data entry

Features

  • Touch point between STACS-CW Enterprise and your LIMS
  • Used to define key characteristics of samples such as sample nature, extraction type, evidence classification and priority
  • Easily access all samples by status (e.g. Received, In Process, Completed and Cancelled) for any date range
  • One click “Where Am I?” function provides processing details for any sample in the lab
  • One click “View Results” function displays DNA profile results
  • Ability to reprocess complete samples
  • Ability to manage DNA assignments

Extraction

Benefits

  • Saves time and effort using automatically-created worklists and sample sheets of batches ready for extraction
  • Allows flexibility in how you process batches
  • Easily process one or multiple batches at one time
  • Ensures adherence to SOPs
  • Faster and easier peer/tech review process

Features

  • Manual or automated processing
  • Automatically checks for expired consumables and instrument maintenance status
  • Interacts with liquid handling robots, launching robot software and automatically queuing up configured scripts required to process batches
  • Tracks differentials

Quantitation

Benefits

  • Saves time and effort using automatically-created worklists of batches ready for quantitation
  • Easily view quantitation results at any time
  • Ensures adherence to SOPs
  • Faster and easier peer/tech review process

Features

  • Quantitate samples ensuring that SOPs are adhered to
  • Generate the sample sheet for the Real-Time PCR instrument
  • Import the quantitation results
  • Automatically checks for expired consumables and instrument maintenance status
  • Interacts with liquid handling robots, launching robot software and automatically queuing up configured scripts required to process batches

Normalization

Benefits

  • Saves time and effort using automatically-created worklists and sample sheets of batches ready for normalization
  • Standardizes across analysts and batches
  • No need for third party or in-house software to perform normalization calculations
  • Easily configure your labs threshold settings and normalization calculation values
  • Saves time with instantly-generated normalization values and the flexibility to override default settings
  • Easily view normalization values for samples at any time
  • Ensures adherence to SOPs
  • Faster and easier peer/tech review process

Features

  • Samples are normalized automatically based on user-defined normalization values
  • Normalization values are recorded
  • Ensures values are reviewed prior to moving on as part of tech review/peer review
  • Interacts with liquid handling robots, launching robot software and automatically queuing up configured scripts required to process batches

Amplification

Benefits

  • Saves time and effort using automatically-created worklists and sample sheets of batches ready for amplification
  • Flexibility in how you process batches
  • Ensures adherence to SOPs
  • Faster and easier peer/tech review process

Features

  • Select from a range of supported amplification kits
  • Specify the kit you will use to amplify each batch
  • Processes one to many plates at one time
  • Manual or automated processing for daughter plate creation
  • Automatically checks for expired consumables and instrument maintenance status
  • Interacts with liquid handling robots, launching robot software and automatically queuing up configured scripts required to process batches

CE Analysis

Benefits

  • Flexibility in how you process batches
  • Ensures that lot numbers are good to use for the process
  • Process one to many batches at one time
  • Saves time and effort using automatically-created worklists and sample sheets of batches ready for CE analysis
  • Ensures adherence to SOPs
  • Faster and easier peer/tech review process

Features

  • Automatically-creates worklists of batches ready for the CE
  • Automatically generates sample sheets for specific CE and amplification kit
  • Supports current CE instruments
  • Select from a range of supported CE instruments
  • Manual or automated processing for daughter plate creation
  • Interacts with the liquid handling robots, launching the robot software and automatically queuing up configured scripts required to create daughter plates
  • Optionally review the completed batch prior to moving to Data Analysis and work if necessary
  • Automatically checks for expired consumables and instrument maintenance status

Data Analysis/Contamination Detection

Benefits

  • Data at your fingertips
  • Saves time and effort using automatically-created worklists
  • Allows you to manage sample rework
  • Increases data integrity

Features

  • Launch GeneMapper,GeneMapper IDX or GeneMarker
  • Automatically imports output file from GeneMapper, GeneMapper IDX or GeneMarker
  • View batches that are ready for analysis
  • View profiles of previous sample runs
  • Verifies control profile
  • Performs a quality check to ensure no accidental sample contamination
  • Reject/rework a batch or individual samples as necessary
  • Option to import call sheets from one or more analysts according to your SOP

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