Managing test methods and analysis types

For each schedule you create in Sample6 CONTROL you can assign a test method. The test method is the test you will perform or request from your outside lab to perform on the sample you have taken. Each test method you add to your site will be associated with an analysis type. For example, if you have added Sample6 DETECT/L to your site as a test method, then you will want to associate this test method with Listeria Sp. since Sample6 DETECT is a listeria species test.

Before adding a new test method you will need to select the analysis types you will be testing for in your facility/plant.

To select analysis types:

  1. Log into Sample6 CONTROL
  2. Click your name in the upper right and select 'Settings'
  3. Click the 'Test Methods' button on the left side of the Settings page
  4. Check the box next to each analysis type you would like to use
  5. Select a default analysis type if there is one that will be used more frequently
  6. If one is not there, our Sample6 support team can add it for you - just ask!

To create a new Test Method:

  1. Log into Sample6 CONTROL
  2. Click your name in the upper right and select 'Settings'
  3. Click the 'Test Methods' button on the left side of the Settings page
  4. Click the 'Create New' button in the test method section
  5. Fill in the test method name and assign the analysis type
  6. If using a 3rd Party lab for a test, you can assign it a name the lab calls it, Lab Method. NoteWhen integrating CONTROL with a LIMS, this name can help differentiate between lab vs. plant test name designations
  7. If a Pass/Fail test, set the threshold or count allowed.  To add specific thresholds for different parts of the plant (Zone, Room, Program, etc.) click the green button "Add Rule" and choose your different designations for this Test Method (Shown Below)
  8. Click 'Save' to add your test method

If you are confirming the sample results after a presumptive positive is found, you can also add a list of Confirmation Labs that can be used to request confirmations. This list could contain your corporate labs or potentially third party labs that your company may use. If you decide to create a list of acceptable confirmation labs, you can also create a list of Confirmation Types that can be requested from the labs.

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