View a Quality Control (QC) report

You can view a Quality Control (QC) report for a completed analysis in Ion Reporter™ Software. The QC report provides a high-level summary of key metrics that you can use to evaluate the quality of the data. You can also download a PDF version of the QC report.

  1. In the Analysis tab, click Overview.
  2. Select the row for the report of interest, then click (Actions) > View QC Report .

    Alternatively, you can click the analysis link to open the Analysis Results screen, then click Switch To: > QC Report.

    The QC Report opens.

    These images show sections of the QC Report.

    Table 1. Analysis Information
    Table 2. Sample Information
    Table 3. QC Metrics
    Table 4. QC Metrics, continued
    Table 5. Coverage Metrics
  3. To download a PDF of the QC report:
    1. Click Export > PDF .
    2. Download the report from the Notifications page. The file name for the PDF is id_QC.pdf, where id is a system-generated analysis identifier.
    You can also view the QC report in your browser, or find the PDF file in the directory that you use for downloads, depending on the browser settings.
  4. To download a compressed directory that contains the QC Report PDF, a tab-separated file of the QC metrics, and individual text files of coverage statistics by amplicon, analysis, and gene:
    1. Click Export > QC Package .
    2. Download the compressed directory from the Notifications page. The file name is qc-report-id.zip, where id is a system-generated analysis identifier.
    You can also view the QC report in your browser, or find the PDF in the directory that you use for downloads, depending on the browser settings.