Sample attributes overview

Samples contain attributes that are relevant to genetic research, such as information about gender, tumor, or a sample type such as RNA or DNA.

Sample attributes in Ion Reporter™ Software often originate in a Torrent Suite™ Software Planned Run. In Ion Reporter™ Software, you can add attributes and add values to those attributes that were not included in the Planned Run. You can also edit the values of existing attributes. For more information, see Define samples with a CSV file, Edit a sample and Edit a sample used in an analysis.

Sample attributes are available as search filters in the Samples table. You can filter samples to find samples of interest, and then use the search results to launch analyses for a sample or a group of samples. For more information, see Filter samples and Launch an analysis.