As you log into QBench, you will see a navy blue bar at the top of the screen. Next to the QBench logo is the Workflow link. To create a sample, click on Workflow, then Samples, then +New.
+New opens a page where you can name and add details for a sample. You can customize the notes your lab needs in the Configuration tab. Read more in Fields and Data Types. When you are finished, hit Create. This will create a new sample.
Note that you do not need to enter information for the sample. Clicking save will create a new sample regardless.
Clicking All allows you to view samples you have previously made, and from here you can modify data as necessary. Click the checkbox next to a sample, then click the Action button above.
From Assign Tests, you can Select Assays or Select Panels. See also Assays and Panels.
Choosing Sample allows you to Create new samples, Create sub-samples, or Delete samples. Note that to delete a sample, you must confirm deletion.
Under Order, you can Add to New Order or Add to Existing Order. See also Orders.
Under Projects, you can Add to new project, Add to existing project, or Remove from project. See also Projects.
Under Datasets, you can Fill Structured Datasets, Download Structured Datasets, and Download Unstructured Datasets. See also Datasets.
Under Batch, you can Add to New Batch, or Add to Existing Batch. See also Batches.
Clicking Print Labels allows you to print the label for a sample.
You can also modify data of a sample by clicking on the Sample ID. This brings you to a sample details page where you can edit data or assign assays.
You can also Clone Sample by clicking on the Clone Sample button. This creates a duplicate sample.
To create sub samples, click on the Sub Samples tab next to the details tab. From here, you can type the number of sub-samples and click Save Sub Samples. This will generate IDs for your sub samples.
Next to the Sub Samples tab is the Comments and Attachments tabs. This allows additional comments and attachments for a sample (like photographs) for the lab.
Batches can be added in the tab appropriately labelled Batches. You can assign a sample to a particular batch in this tab.
Finally, History shows a log of changes made to the sample. When a user makes a change to the sample, date, time, and user are logged onto the sample.
In the All page of samples, the layout can be changed by clicking the configuration button, circled below. This will allow you to format how much sample data you see in the All page. See also Configuring Views and Filters.
Next to the configuration button is the export/import button. Clicking on this with a sample checked allows you to Export Selected samples, Export All, Import samples or download the sample template. Importing currently uses .xlsx format. Exported files will likewise be in .xlsx format. See also Exporting and Importing.