We all know how vital Quality control is for our samples. A lot has gone in to developing useful QC metrics for genomics experiments – primarily due to their high cost. Skipping this step will waste both time and money.
There are 3 main areas where QC can be applied to NGS:
- On the starting nucleic acids
- After Library preparation
Ultimately the best QC of your NGS experiments is likely to come from the sequence data and, because of this, many labs will run a QC lane first