tricky batch problem
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E. Schwarz ▴ 10
Last seen 9.1 years ago
Dear BioC, I’m running a metabolomics experiment using samples that were collected from years 1999 to 2006. The study is unbalanced as the diseased samples were taken in all years, the controls only in year 2000 and 2001. The sample size per year varies from 8 to 29 per year. For some metabolites the measured intensities are significantly different between samples from different years in the diseased group. This effect (for example a time dependent decay) is neither linear, nor constant for all metabolites. I tried to correct the effect using linear regression if the correlation with the time was significant. Due to the nonlinearity of the effect, this didn’t solve the problem. Furthermore I’m not sure whether it can be assumed that the means of the intensities in all years are equal as the number of samples per year is limited (~15). I’d really appreciate if anyone could suggest a method or a BioC-package I could use to correct this effect. Thanks a lot, Emanuel
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