NFSTC announces DNA Technical Review services

With today’s laboratories often stretched to the limit, the technical review step for forensic and database DNA testing can create a huge hurdle to timely casework. NFSTC now offers technical review services for case work and databasing, as allowed by the FBI Quality Assurance Standards (QAS) for DNA Databasing Laboratories  and Quality Assurance Standards for Forensic DNA Testing Laboratories (9/1/2011), to get your eligible profiles reviewed for faster entry into CODIS.

Laboratories can improve turn-around time while keeping analysts working the current case load, improve the chances that a perpetrator can be apprehended before striking again and exonerate falsely accused individuals.   

NFSTC offers:

  • A nationwide team of experienced casework and database analysts
  • Established processes to keep casework and database case reviews in compliance with the FBI Quality Assurance Standards (QAS) and prevent conflicts of interest
  • Flexible scheduling for on-site casework and/or database sample reviews
  • Secure file transfer systems for affordable off-site casework and/or database sample reviews

Our analysts are available for proficiency testing and will work in compliance with all laboratory requirements and protocols.  In addition, paperwork will be provided to the laboratory to demonstrate compliance with the FBI QAS.

 As per NIJ’s FY 2012 DNA Backlog Reduction Program, outsourced technical review costs can be included in your grant application. Rest assured that NFSTC will coordinate your review team in compliance with NIJ solicitation criteria and our costs have been vetted through GSA.

Our goal is to provide convenient, high-quality services to help your laboratory manage caseloads and backlogs, allowing you to optimally serve your community. For more information, quotes and scheduling, please contact us at sales@nfstc.org.