Delete a sample

You can delete one or more samples in Ion Reporter™ Software. For example, you can remove low‑quality samples or remove samples that were transferred to other organizations or archived. Storage space can increase when you delete samples.

IMPORTANT! When you delete a sample, this action also deletes the data files that are associated with the sample. If the BAM or VCF file that contains the data are associated with more than one sample, you cannot delete the sample.

  1. In the Samples tab, click Overview.
  2. Select the sample (or samples), then click Actions > Delete.
  3. Review the Confirm Delete message, then click Yes to delete the sample.

The sample is deleted and is removed from the Samples table.