You can apply a variety of flags to your Peak Matches, Substances or Samples in the Hit Analysis module. By default, Peak Matches involving a reference peak that has a Merit value of 0, will be given an Excluded flag. This way it is easy to exclude these Peak Matches from your tables via the Filtering tools, but you can still look at them, should you feel they might be relevant after all.
To apply Flags, simply select items in a table or the plot, right-click and select Flag selected items and then the flag of your choice or Remove Flag to remove a flag again. You can also select items in the Peak Binding Scores Table and then click on the Select Flag button in the Edit Panel to apply or remove Flags.
We provide a number of Flags which we suggest you might like to use in the following situations:
For anything deemed to be a Hit.
For anything deemed not to be a Hit.
For anything deemed to be a Competitive Hit, i.e. Hits where the Displacer removes binding again, indicating that binding is taking place at the desired binding site.
For anything deemed to be a Non-competitive Hit, i.e. Hits where the Displacer does not remove binding, indicating that binding is taking place at an alternative binding site not being targeted.
For anything which is inconclusive because of e.g. a very low signal/noise ratio, a higher peak intensity for the Target than the Control peak or other irregularities.
For anything deemed to be a Competitive Hit but is inconclusive because of e.g. a very low signal/noise ratio or other irregularities.
For anything you wish to exclude from the analysis, e.g. because of a significant change in peak position relative to the reference, peak splitting, possible compound degradation etc.
For anything else you wish to flag.