Using spreadsheet view

When storing PK assay results in LDMS, you can copy and paste results directly from a spreadsheet.

Before you begin

  • Set up the PK assay run and open the Preview tab.
  • Open the results in your spreadsheet program.
  • Change N/A and empty values in your spreadsheet to -1.
  • Adjust your spreadsheet so that the columns and order of rows match LDMS.

About this task

There are two ways to enter PK results in LDMS: by selecting individual specimens and manually entering the results, or by copying and pasting them from a spreadsheet. Using the later method can save time and help avoid data entry errors. In order to copy and paste results from a spreadsheet, the spreadsheet must have columns and rows that match the order in which they appear in LDMS. There are two formats this can take:

  • one row for each specimen tested, with individual analytes results in separate columns (multiple result columns)
  • one row for each specimen and analyte combination tested (one result column)

Figure: Using spreadsheet view. (1) Select and copy cells in spreadsheet, (2) Select first result in LDMS, (3) Pasted results


  1. In LDMS, with the assay run open on the Preview tab, click SpreadSheet View.
  2. Optional: To switch between one result per specimen or one result per specimen-analyte combination, click Pivot
  3. In your spreadsheet program, select the cells to copy.
  4. Copy the selected cells (typically Ctrl + C or [right click] > Copy
  5. In LDMS, click the cell with the first result to be copied.
  6. Click the Paste button.