FCS Express: Alerts

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“You won't have to set aside big chunks of your day to analyze flow data...”

- Marc Gavin
Assistant Professor, University of Washington, Seattle

During a complicated flow analysis protocol, there are often many small details you need to check for repeatedly to make sure that your analysis is done correctly. For instance, you should always make sure that all your lymphocyte subsets add up to 100%, to verify that you have gated your populations accurately. While this is extremely important, it is also a tedious and error-prone process that is often skipped, especially when processing through many data files.

FCS Express allows you to quickly and easily automate as many quality control checks as you like with a feature we call Alerts. Using our powerful token technology, you can define any condition that will trigger the alert, such as making sure that there are enough live cells in your sample, as in the image below.


You can run the alerts at any time by pressing the Alerts button from the View tab on the Ribbon, or you can configure the alerts to run automatically any time you run a batch process. When the alerts run, you are given a summary of the results.

Either all the alerts will pass, as shown below,



or you will get a summary of the errors.