Setting Up a Run | Run Prep for NextSeq and MiniSeq | Import Biological Samples

Import Biological Samples

Use the following steps to import biological samples from an external CSV file.

1 Click the Prep tab, and then click Biological Samples.
2 Click Import.
3 [Optional] Create a CSV file as follows.
    a Click the spreadsheet image to download a template.
    b Complete the following fields for each sample:
      Sample ID—Enter a unique sample ID.
      Name—Enter a descriptive name for the biological sample.
      [Optional] Species—Enter the appropriate species.
      [Optional] Project—Enter the name of the project to save samples to. Although optional at this step, the project is required later to store the data.
      Nucleic Acid—Enter RNA or DNA.
    c Save the file.
4 Click Choose .csv File.
5 Browse to the appropriate file and click Open.

The Biological Samples page is populated with information from the CSV file.

Information from the file populates the Biological Samples page.

6 [Optional] Select additional samples as follows.
    a Click Save & Continue Later.
    b Select the checkbox of each sample you want to use.
7 Click Prep Libraries.