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Guidance for Forensic Laboratories to avoid DNA Contamination – Consultation by Nick Boley
January 15, 2015, 10:14
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The UK Forensic Science Regulator (FSR) has published a consultation on a guidance document for forensic laboratories handling DNA samples within the Criminal Justice system.

The document amplifies the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025 – under which all forensic laboratories must be accredited – to give guidance on how laboratories should be designed, set up and operated to avoid and control potential contamination. This is a very comprehensive document which covers physical and personnel matters, and should enable forensic laboratories to avoid the type of contamination which can cause evidence to become unsafe.

Views are sought from stakeholders on this document via this link.

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