A aliquot is a small portion of a larger whole, especially a sample taken for chemical analysis or other treatment. We have developed a set of functions that will enable you to generate, manage, and analyze aliquots with Labii.
All aliquots are managed with aliquots table. The aliquots table comes with the following columns:
- Source - Sources that were used to generate this aliquot.
- Volume - The value of the volume in the unit of ul.
- Concentration - The concentration in the unit of ug/ul.
- Storage Information
- Storage - The storage to store the aliquot
- Storage Coordinates - The coordinates of the aliquot in the storage.
- Check Out Information
- Checkout - Check out the aliquot to indicate the aliquot has been used.
- You can customize the source column of the aliquot table if you want to manage the aliquots with other tables rather than samples.
The storage information will be used to document how you store your samples and aliquots. It is important that you create a list of storage locations for your boxes, racks, freezers, etc. Learn more at here.
Samples need to created first so that the aliquots can be created to associate with the samples.
In Labii, you can create aliquots using one of the following four methods based on what you require:
- 2.Create aliquots with bulk add form. This method allows you to create multiple aliquots at the same time and is best suited for situations where the number of aliquots you need to create ranges between 2 and 20.
- 4.Create aliquots with workflow. It is possible to automate the creation of aliquots by using workflow according to the configurations you make. If you have a pattern that needs to create a certain number of aliquots, then this method is the best you can use. Suppose, for example, that all samples need to be divided into 8 aliquots.
List of aliquots can be manage at both aliquots list view and sample detail view.
The Aliquots list view enables you to:
The widget enables you to:
It is also possible to manage a list of physical aliquots by scanning the barcodes that appear on each one.
You will be able to print the aliquot labels or barcode directly from Labii once the aliquots have been created.
To locate a aliquot:
- 2.Open the storage information of the aliquot.
- 3.In the storage information, you will be able to identify exactly where the aliquot is stored.
To get a list of aliquots from a storage box:
- 2.In the Sections view of the storage, navigate to the storage map.
You can check out aliquots by using the Checkout widget, which will document the user's name and the timestamp of the check out. It is also possible to archive an aliquot during the checkout process (See the configuration of Checkout widget). The following three methods can be used to check out aliquots.
If you have checked out aliquots in error, you can undo it by clicking Cancel in the Checkout column.
It is very difficult to track how many aliquots for a particular sample have been consumed and how many of them are still available when aliquots are created in batches. In Labii, you are able to track the usage of aliquots in the following ways:
- 2.In the Aliquot Information section, you will find the following columns of data:
- 1.Aliquot Total - The total number of aliquots created
- 2.Aliquot Consumed
- 3.Aliquot Available - The number of aliquots in the storage that are currently available.