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VA Technical Reference Model v 24.4

TapeStation Technology

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Technologies must be operated and maintained in accordance with Federal and Department security and privacy policies and guidelines. More information on the proper use of the TRM can be found on the TRM Proper Use Tab/Section.

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Description: The TapeStation technology is used to operate the Agilent Technologies` proprietary hardware, the 4200 and 4150 TapeStation instruments, to perform data analysis. The technology is used to ensure sample integrity with the DNA Integrity Number (DIN) and RIN-equivalent (RINe). This technology incorporates intuitive data analysis capabilities including scaling and zooming features, and the ability to compare samples for a full 96-well run. TapeStation compresses reporting functions to save white space. It includes region analysis for fast sizing and quantification of library preparations. Lastly, it includes multiple exportable data formats that allow for straightforward integration into presentations or Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS).

This technology does not utilize a database.
Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
Section 508 Information: This technology has not been assessed by the Section 508 Office. The Implementer of this technology has the responsibility to ensure the version deployed is 508-compliant. Section 508 compliance may be reviewed by the Section 508 Office and appropriate remedial action required if necessary. For additional information or assistance regarding Section 508, please contact the Section 508 Office at
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v23.10
Decision Date: 10/31/2023 at 15:57:00 UTC
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: Agilent Technologies
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (10/31/2023 at 15:57:00 UTC).