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Illumina BaseSpace Support

Variant Analysis Provides Free Previews for Downloads from Illumina’s BaseSpace Cloud Platform

Illumina BaseSpace helps users of Illumina sequencers to do the alignment and variant calling for their sequencing data.  BaseSpace users can download the Variant Data for their BaseSpace runs and upload it to Ingenuity Variant Analysis™, in order to access the accurate, curated content in the Ingenuity Knowledge Base for analyzing and interpreting called variants.

Here are step by step instructions to get a free preview in Variant Analysis for runs processed in BaseSpace:

  • In BaseSpace, select the “Runs” view from the menu on the top
  • Select and click the completed run that you want to download
  • Click the button for “Download”
  • Choose the option to download “Variant Data” and select the place on your computer to save the resulting file
  • You will download a compressed (zipped) file that contains one or more .vcf format files
  • Extract the compressed file using any zip software and then follow instructions to upload the .vcf file to Variant Analysis to get a free preview of your data

Click here to learn more about uploading samples to Variant Analysis