This report describes the renovations to be undertaken in the forensic building of the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division to provide space for new laboratories and computer workstations to house the South Carolina State DNA Offender Database and SDIS facility.
An architectural firm was hired to design the new laboratory space to meet the functional requirements for sample processing, integrity, and contamination control. One room will be used for sample receiving, archiving, and extraction. A second room will be used for sample digestion and Southern blotting. The third and fourth rooms will be the preamplification and postamplification rooms. The renovations for the final room have been completed. This room will hold the CODIS workstations. The funding for the first year has supported the acquisition of much of the required laboratory equipment that is least sensitive to rapid technology changes. The State matching funds were used to hire the architectural engineering firm and purchase all the laboratory cabinetry and tops. At the close of the first year award on December 31, 1997, the renovation designs were in the State Engineer's Office for review and approval. Figure and 2 copies of the 2-page report
Date Published: January 1, 1998