With version 2.5 of BaseSpace Clarity LIMS, we introduced Controls. Controls are a great way to manage routine or one-off control samples that you use in your lab. Here, we offer a quick overview of their functionality, how to set them up and how to use them on a daily basis.
Controls behave like special samples that can be enabled at specific points in your workflows. They don’t need to be assigned to a project or have workflows assigned to them. You can track them via supplier, catalog number, or website that includes details on the control.
With controls, you can:
Single Step Controls do not progress in workflows. Users will not need to select a Next Step for Single Step Controls when completing a Protocol Step. Use this option to represent single use, disposable samples such as QC standards, molecular weight ladders and blanks.
More how-to tutorial videos on Controls can be found in our customer support website. You will need a valid customer login to view the complete set of tutorial videos and control sample documentation.