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Reporting Guidelines - Partial DNA Profile



Partial DNA Profile (exhibiting probable allelic dropout, degradation, and/or preferential amplification)—The analyst may not be able to make conclusions as to the individual(s) that can be potentially included/excluded.

  • Partial DNA results were obtained from ___. Due to the nature of this mixture, no conclusions were drawn
  • A minimal DNA profile was obtained from ___ that is not suitable for comparison to any known standards. No conclusion can be made from this profile.

Partial DNA Profile that can be interpreted.

Note that this can be applied single source and mixture cases where interpretation can be done at some, but not all, loci.

  • The DNA profile from ___ matches the DNA profile from ___ at D3S1358, vWA, , D8S1179, D21S11, D18S51, D5S818, D13S317, D7S820, D16S539, TH01, and TPOX.  Results at FGA and CSF1PO were inconclusive.  The approximate incidence of this profile is 1 in __ Caucasians, 1 in ___ African Americans, and 1 in ___ Southwestern Hispanics (or use appropriate population groups).

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