Data preparation for statistical analysis of datasets with QC samples

My dataset contains samples belonging to two or more biological groups and a few QC samples. I assume the procedure to be:

dataset upload → data filtering (use QC for filtering) → data normalization (use QC for as reference for sample normalization) → data edit (remove QC group) → statistical analysis

However, the page ‘data edit’ will be redirected to data normalization, which is unmeaningful in my case. I can choose to turn off the data normalization and jump to the statistical part, but still want to know what’s the suggested way to do?