What is the FastQ file naming convention?

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When your FastQ files are delivered, you will notice they have a specific file name pattern. This is due to the naming requirements we must abide by for our bioinformatics software. In order to determine which of your samples is which, reference the following naming convention:

Client name _ Internal sample name _ Client’s sample name_Read 1 or 2.fastq.gz

  • eg. ExampleUniversity_P123S45_Sample1234_R1.fastq.gz

In this example, “Sample1234” is the sample id name from the client “Example University”.