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Preface to Quality Assurance Standards for DNA Testing and Databasing Laboratories (Forensic Science Communications, July 2000)

Preface to Quality Assurance Standards for DNA Testing and Databasing Laboratories (Forensic Science Communications, July 2000)

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July 2000 - Volume 2 - Number 3

Quality Assurance Standards for Forensic DNA Testing Laboratories and for Convicted Offender DNA Databasing Laboratories

DNA Advisory Board

Preface

Throughout its deliberation concerning these quality standards, the DNA Advisory Board recognized the need for a mechanism to ensure compliance with the standards. An underlying premise for these discussions was that accreditation would be required to demonstrate compliance with the standards and, therefore, ensure quality control and a quality program. Accordingly, the Board recommends that forensic laboratories performing DNA analysis seek such accreditation with all deliberate speed. Additionally, the Board strongly encourages the accrediting bodies to begin positioning themselves to accommodate the increasing demand for accreditation.


Quality Assurance Standards for Forensic DNA Testing Laboratories

Quality Assurance Standards for Convicted Offender DNA Databasing Laboratories