3rd step: Protocols and sample types
When starting LSM usage, it is essential to start with customization steps. You need to create your customers, results parameters, assays catalog and more. These items interact with each other in multiple ways, therefore the order of steps for the initial setup is important.
Some portions of the LSM cannot be customized without first setting up others.
Completing this step requires admin or super-admin level permissions.
At this point, we can navigate to the LSM to create the necessary parameters, tests, etc. within the LSM.
Equipment needs an associated protocol for each test, and these are added within Admin > Preferences > Protocols.
Select Add and complete the form by uploading the file with the protocol.
Files may be downloaded from the protocol list or when doing a job
2. Sample types
The lab has to manage sample types according to the lab service activities. Entering a sample type is required when submitting a job that includes samples. You may not submit a job unless at least one sample type has been created.
Navigate to Admin > Preferences > Sample Types.
Click Add, fill the form and then click Save.
Sample Types can also be associated to individual tests. This means that when ordering tests you can see the relevant tests for that sample type at the top of the list.