It is nice that you can see your storage structure, but what you really want to see is what’s inside the storage, the associated data of a sample, and what happened to a sample.

There are several ways to find the content of a sample, the most universal is just to search for a sample using the search function. You can search internally using the SampleNavigator Windows App, or externaly using a browser. All of course heavily secured, only if you are allowed to see the data of a sample, you can see the sample and associated data.

For handling the samples and their holders (boxes) you can search by storage, the same way you open a freezer, and look at the contents. But with SampleNavigator you can search and see the content without opening the freezer.

Above you see a storage unit, with space for one sample holder (1×1). But you are free to define your units more flexible.
Below, a storage unit with 4 sample holders (1×4).

The content of a sample holder

When you select and click on a sample holder, you see the content. In the example below the sample holder is full, like it ought to be:

Of course, not all positions in the sample holder (tube positions in a box) are always occupied.
SampleNavigator distinguishes:
• Allocated Tube
• Temporarily extracted Tube
• Non Virgin Cells (used before)
• Virgin Cells (Positions never used before)
• Free tubes/cells
• Partially Full

Main information about a sample

The main information of a sample can be seen by selecting the sample.

You can see:
• Barcode of the sample.
• Research Project /Department
• Research
• Type Research
• Date the sample was inserted
• Update Date, the last date some data of the sample was modified
• The master bar-code (the sample was derived from this sample)
• The Master Research (you can derive micro-samples from other researches than your own)

The related data of a sample

But you want to know more. You have inserted medical data to our sample, for instance the clinical picture, or some blood-relelated remarks.
Right click on the sample, and now the related data is shown. Not only of the sample itself, but also for instance on the “macro-sample” and the “patient data”.