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Getting Started with the Twist Respiratory Virus Research Panel
Getting Started with the Twist Respiratory Virus Research Panel

How to create an account, upload data from your Twist Respiratory Virus Research Panel, and view your analyses

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Written by Denise Lynch
Updated over a week ago

Getting Started

Welcome! You have recently purchased a Twist Respiratory Virus Research Panel from Twist Bioscience. Now we're going to walk you through using One Codex to analyze next-generation sequencing (NGS) data generated from that panel. Collectively the Twist Respiratory Virus Research Panel and One Codex solution will provide you with straightforward analysis of respiratory viruses for your samples of interest.

Setting up your Account

Once your Twist purchase has been sent from Twist to One Codex, we send out an automated email to the email address used to purchase your Twist product. This email address contains:

  • a link to confirm your account registration (if you don't already have an account)

  • a coupon code (or codes) for the analyses that are included in your purchase (learn how to redeem your coupons here)

Register for an Account (if needed)

One Codex is a platform that lets you analyze next generation sequencing data from microbial samples. If you don't have an account, you can sign up for free now.

Just enter some basic contact info, pick a password, and start analyzing data!

Redeem Your Coupons

The One Codex platform provides a selection of analysis jobs for various sample types, including non-Twist samples. In order to ensure you receive the Twist analyses that you purchased with your Twist product, we provide you with coupon codes for your Twist samples (via email). To redeem your coupon(s) for your Twist analyses, login to the One Codex app, and visit your settings page. On this page, you will see a section to redeem your coupons, and to view remaining uses of coupons you've already redeemed.

Uploading Sample Data

You can add sequencing data generated from the Twist Respiratory Virus Research Panel workflow into your One Codex account by navigating to the Upload page, and simply dragging and dropping your FASTQ file(s) directly into the One Codex website.

Need help?

If you get stuck uploading your data into our platform, send us a note using the chat on this page or in the app and we'd be happy to help.

Analyzing your Twist Respiratory Virus Research Panel data

After you upload your data, you can run the Twist Respiratory Virus analysis pipeline by visiting the Run Analysis page. Here you can select one or more samples by using the search bar on the left.

Once you have a set of samples selected, click "Run" on the Twist Respiratory Virus analysis.

Processing times

Depending on the size of your FASTQ file, you may need to wait a few minutes for these to finish processing.

Accessing your results

You can view the results of your Twist Respiratory Virus Panel by clicking "View Results" from the Samples page. This brings you to a PDF report that shows genome coverage plots for all of the viruses from the panel that have been detected (with over 20% of the genome observed with greater than 10x sequencing depth) or have indeterminate results (with over 5% of the genome covered).

An example of the PDF report generated from the Twist Respiratory Virus Research Panel.

You can take a closer look at an example report here.

If you have any questions, reach out to the One Codex team through the chat box at the bottom-right of your screen.

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