How do you know if you’re getting good results from your GC?

How do you know if you’re getting good results from your GC?

New Feature: Reference Results

We’ve added a great new feature to our GC and LC software, and that’s the ability to create Reference Results.  In many cases our customers are analyzing the same thing day in and day out with the purpose of confirming that certain compounds are present or that certain compounds are not, and in many cases this is being done by multiple operators some of whom are more familiar with chromatography than others.

Our goal is to provide those users with intuitive visual information during the run to help them understand the current sample.  Typically you establish during method creation a chromatogram that represents a good run where you identify what compounds are coming out at what retention times and you are typically running standards to understand the peak heights and areas of different concentrations of compounds.

Allowing users to label a result as a Reference Result that can show up in the background of any subsequent runs allows a user to to gain a lot more information about a current run to ensure that the run is producing a reasonable chromatogram and to see real time information on whether or not expected peaks are showing up and if they are larger or smaller than expected.  Especially if multiple operators are running a method or if many methods are being run on a system, a Reference Result in the background is a nice tool to have for confirmation that things are going well, or that they’re not so action may be taken.

1. Run your standard

Run your standard or any sample that serves as a reference and then open the resulting chromatogram in results.


2. Label it as a Reference Result

In the upper right hand corner of the result you want to make a reference result move the slider labeled Reference Result to the on position.


3. Your result is now a Reference Result

Returning to the main results screen there is now a blue flag in the upper left of the result that is now the Reference Result.


4. Running with the Reference Result in the background

Now, running any sample under that method will show a grey chromatogram of the Reference Result behind the blue sample chromatogram.


Every feature we add is with our users in mind. We want to make our users’ jobs easier.  We want to provide them with the information they need to make the best decisions possible.

To learn more about this feature or any other feature, contact us at  We can’t wait to hear from you and we’re happy to help in any way we can.

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