VarSeq Advanced Reporting Customizations: Part 1

         November 9, 2021

As we move towards the end of the year, our FAS Team is excited to announce our short blog series highlighting some of the Customization Features in our up-and-coming VarSeq release! The goal of this blog series is to show examples of how generating a clinical report can be customized to accommodate a wide range of functionality. Our December webcast, Designing the Custom Report of Your Dreams, will go hand in hand with this blog series. We know how important it is to our customers to customize and automate clinical report generation, so we want to give this topic the attention it deserves!  

In our next blog, we will cover leveraging and adding custom sample fields for your report. To kick off the Advanced Reporting Customization blog series, I want to provide an overview of which topics will be covered. First, we will cover customizing reports to automatically incorporate additional sample fields, such as tumor mutation burden or microsatellite instability status. These fields can be incorporated into the samples table using a text file or they can be leveraged from the sample VCF file.

Our next blog will shift gears, focusing on the ease of creating your report. We will highlight how to edit a gene list through our gene panel management system along with including custom coverage depths from the coverage statistics algorithm. On a related note, we will also discuss how to take advantage of the variant interpretation sources such as CancerKB, ClinGen Expert Curations. These sources provide report-ready interpretations, however, these interpretations are also fully customizable but will autofill into reports with ease!

Finally, we will wrap up the series by taking a closer look at new report exporting strategies. In the upcoming VarSeq release, we have improved the fetch API, which allows you to have custom script capabilities. These new custom scripts can be created to do a number of different actions such as generating a report as an HTML document or exporting the data as a VCF.

If this sneak peek of our content can’t come fast enough, please see our recent webcast, Advanced VSClinical Reports with Scripting and Custom Integrations, and our blog post, Customizing VSClinical Reports with New Output Types. Additionally, please stay tuned for our future webcast, Designing the Custom Report of Your Dreams.

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