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NCJ Number: 149588 Find in a Library
Title: Guidelines for DNA Proficiency Test Manufacturing and Reporting
Journal: Crime Laboratory Digest  Volume:21  Issue:2  Dated:(April 1994)  Pages:27-32
Corporate Author: Technical Working Group on DNA Analysis Methods
United States of America
Project Director: J J Kearney; J L Mudd
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 6
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
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Document: PDF
Type: Guideline
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The Quality Assurance Subcommittee of the Technical Working Group on DNA Analysis Method and the DNA Proficiency Review Committee of the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors-Laboratory Accreditation Board have combined their efforts to issue this set of manufacturing guidelines for quality DNA proficiency tests.
Abstract: The intent of the guidelines is to provide clear instructions to the commercial vendors of DNA proficiency tests. These guidelines address the needs of the forensic community in its effort to assess the quality of the work it produces as well as the competence of its examiners. The guidelines apply specifically to commercial proficiency test providers. These are the agencies that market and sell proficiency test sets to forensic laboratories. Several of the current proficiency test providers do not manufacture the tests they sell. Thus, these guidelines have been written to be inclusive of the manufacturing, marketing, and evaluation steps used by commercial vendors. The guidelines pertain to the proficiency test design review, personnel, quality assurance, facilities, equipment, supplies, standard operating procedures, laboratory quality control, predistribution testing, reserve samples, records, distribution, proficiency test forms and reports, confidentiality of results, postdistribution control and complaint control, and internal administrative audits.
Main Term(s): Science and Technology
Index Term(s): DNA fingerprinting; Police policies and procedures
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