The HiSeq v4 reagent kits support dual-indexing workflows without requiring the purchase of additional SBS agents. Sample prep for dual-indexed libraries requires that both indexes be present on the library. However, the second index does not need to be read during sequencing. A single-indexing workflow is supported on Illumina sequencing instruments, where only Index 1 is used. See the instrument user guide for more information about setting up an 8-base single-indexed sequencing run.
For information about the number of SBS kits required, see the system guide for your system.
No. These kits are for use on HiSeq Systems only.
Index reads for single-read libraries use 7-cycle reads. Illumina does not support 6-cycle index reads for single-indexed libraries.
Dual-indexed runs on HiSeq systems comprise 8 bp of index sequence rather than 6 bp plus a seventh for phasing calculations. For more information, see the system guide for your sequencing system.
Flow cells are designed for a single use. All eight lanes must be used at the same time, either for the same sample or for different samples. You can run eight samples at a time without multiplexing. With multiplexing, you can increase throughput to up to 12 samples per lane or up to 96 samples per flow cell.
For runs on the HiSeq, HiScanSQ, or GAIIx, creating and loading a sample sheet at the start of the run is optional. However, using a sample sheet allows you to view data shown on the indexing tab in the Sequencing Analysis Viewer (SAV) during the run. If you do not load a sample sheet at the start of a run in HCS, you will not be able to view indexing data in SAV. When analyzing indexed samples using CASAVA v1.8.2, a sample sheet is required. MiSeq runs require a sample sheet when setting up the run in MCS.
Illumina recommends that you create the sample sheet using the Illumina Experiment Manager (IEM) prior to performing library prep in order to confirm appropriate index combinations.
Image analysis occurs in real time, phasing estimates and base calling start after cycle 12, and base calling and quality scoring starts after cycle 25.
It is the ability to distinguish between two or more clusters that are in close proximity to each other.