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Communication Skills, Report Writing, and Courtroom Testimony for Forensic Analysts

Guidelines for Screening

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Laboratories have different ways of reporting similar results. The guidelines presented on the following pages are representative of typical phrases used in reports. The following tables are designed to be used for reference. The analyst should follow their laboratory's specific report-writing guidelines.

Below is a list of sample statements for reporting screening tests. The following pages will guide you through the different statements.

  • Blood
  • Semen & Cellular Material
  • Saliva
  • Feces & Urine
  • Hair
  • Other Samples—Known
  • Other Reportable Outcomes

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