Our ongoing series Life of a Sample explores what happens behind the scenes at WETLAB. If you missed parts one through four, check them out here!
At this point in our sample’s life cycle, the sample has been received, prepped, distilled/ digested, and analyzed. The next step is entering all the collected data so that it can be transmitted to clients. During this step, all the raw data is double-checked for inaccuracies and to ensure that all quality control samples have been included. All data that can’t be migrated digitally is hand-entered by lab technicians, which is then checked for input errors such as incorrect dates or mis-typed numbers. Catching these small errors is critical for ensuring data is reported correctly and on time for our clients. This step is typically completed by the end of the day the sample finishes analysis. After data entry, our sample will reach its terminal stage- reporting.