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Elements of a Quality Assurance (QA)/Quality Control (QC) Program for DNA Testing

  • J. L. Mudd
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Forensic Haemogenetics book series (HAEMOGENETICS, volume 3)

Abstract

With the advent of DNA typing technology in the forensic laboratory, the forensic examiner now has the potential to individualize various body fluids and tissues. Since the results of these tests can have a significant impact on the outcome of a trial, it is important that they be accurate and reproducible. Consequently, the use of appropriate standards and controls, as part of a QA program, is essential in order to ensure scientifically sound and reliable results from the analysis of forensic evidence.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. L. Mudd
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  1. 1.Forensic Science Research and Training CenterFBI AcademyQuanticoUSA

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