Laboratory support

NFSTC offers a wide variety of support for publicly funded and private crime laboratories, practitioners, lab directors and managers, including grant support, needs assessments and technology assistance.

DNA Technical Reviews, featuring:

  • Established processes to keep casework and database sample 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
  • Our analysts are available for competency testing and will work in compliance with all laboratory requirements and protocols.  In addition, compliance paperwork will be provided to the laboratory to demonstrate compliance with the FBI QAS.

External DNA audits:

As of December 31, 2017, NFSTC will no longer provide DNA laboratory auditing services. Over the past several years, NFSTC has experienced growth in many areas of our business, allowing us to provide more high-quality training, consulting and technology support to a wide variety of customers, including the Department of State and international agencies. The good news is there are more audit providers now than ever before. Check with accrediting bodies and regional providers for the services you need

Forensic Services Review Toolkit

To ensure laboratories have the tools to conduct a review of the forensic services they provide, NFSTC and the National Institute of Justice developed a comprehensive forensic services review process. This toolkit of forms, surveys and documents allows agencies to conduct a detailed assessment of their operations and provides a method to evaluate performance and facilitate service improvements. Download the toolkit in Zip format below.

Please note: This download is a WinZip™ file, approximately 1MB in size. After downloading the Zip file, make sure to first extract all files to your computer before using them. Opening the document files requires Adobe® Reader® and Microsoft Excel (one file – optional)

Download our Capabilities Brief for information on NFSTC’s complete line of services:

  NFSTC Capabilities Brief

All or some of the projects listed were fully or partially funded through grants from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Office of Justice Programs, and/or the US Dept. of Justice. Neither the US Dept. of Justice nor any of its components operate, control, are responsible for, or necessarily endorse this website (including, without limitation, its content, technical infrastructure, and policies, and any services or tools provided).