The QIAxcel ScreenGel software runs on the laptop that comes with your QIAxcel Connect. It uses a system wizard to make experiment setup and run checks easy. Then it displays results according to user preference, whether individually or in overlay view for easy comparison. It can also display multiple peak properties (such as height and width of each peak, and number of peaks) in table format. All this data can be readily saved and exported from the software, making it easier to generate reports.
To get objective measurements and easily determine RNA quality and integrity, the QIAxcel ScreenGel software uses the RNA Integrity Score (RIS) system. RIS has a high correlation with RIN (R2=0.9229) (see Correlation of RIN and RIS) but is more reliable in predicting qRT-PCR assay outcomes when RNA is degraded, for instance, by UV or formalin.