I'm just about to submit my thesis to the library and after putting my entire materials and methods chapter to iThenticate, I found quite a bit of overlap with previously published papers from my lab (i.e. 20-27%) Sure, there were many false positives of common buffer and reagent names. On the other hand, there were sentences with technical jargon that were not easy to paraphrase (think: LC-MS/MS set up) or things I've grown accustomed to saying in lab after four years ("I then used this assay to measure concentration" or the list of set procedures used for raising cells). There's only so many ways to say certain things and while writing a thesis, one might not have a chance to see all these similarities until the end. My two supervising profs and assessors didn't flag these issues as well.
I guess my question is, how worried should I be that some sentences of my Materials chapter are very similar to those found in published literature? If I've completed my defense and can't change my thesis (per university rules), but what should I do if I feel really bad about this?