TF 3.0 – What is Intelligent Sequencing? ” A new/old feature to increase reliability”
Intelligent Sequencing Control
The figure on the below illustrates the wide range of operator-defined
settings that may be utilized to allow TraceFinder 3.0 intelligent sequencing
to make real-time decisions that prevent manual review and re-analysis
of suspect samples. Data review is done immediately following
acquisition, and any defined actions can take place automatically
without user intervention.
Each of the key sample types – calibrators, quality controls,
specimens, etc. have their own review settings that can be unique
to a particular sample type.
For example, if a quality control does
not meet required QA/QC limits, the calibration can be completely
resubmitted and re-analyzed, effectively restarting the entire batch,
while a specimen not meeting that same QA/QC limit may only be
targeted for re-injection.
In each sample type, data review steps and defined actions can
be specified for acceptance criteria on data quality as outlined in the
laborotory’s SOP. The settings for these checks are shown in
the figure on the above.
Intelligent sequencing options can also be set
for quantitative values, such as limits of detection, blank cleaniness,
and carry over. Actions may be defined as well for review
steps based on ion ratio acceptance.
The benefit of utilizing this feature is that batches of samples can be run in realtime
with on the spot rejections or cleaning steps. This eliminates the need to return the
next morning and rerun samples. If samples have a short shelf life then they are kept from
having to be remade or running out of sample. Therefor, increasing the efficiency of the
lab and reducing waste of time and material.