Examining the Z-Factor

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The main point here is to consider not just the liquid handler and whether it passes QC, but how it works with your assay. It is a good idea to test all liquid handlers that might be used as a back-up prior to kicking off a screening campaign.

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Role of Assay Controls Within a Robust Quality System

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We had the good fortune to speak with Rebecca Butler, an assay automation expert from molecular diagnostics company CareDx about this topic, and she explained how they combine assay controls with rigorous instrument validation and monitoring to create a robust quality system and ensure the integrity of their assay results.

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