U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government, Department of Justice.

DNA - A Prosecutor’s Practice Notebook Inventory

Profiling Reports

Home  |  Glossary  |  Resources  |  Help  |  Contact Us  |  Course Map

Picture of sample profile reports
National Institute of Justice (NIJ) (see reuse policy).

Forensic DNA profiling reports convey several types of analytical and interpretative information to the reader. QA Standards require that the resulting DNA laboratory reports include the following criteria:

  1. Date of report;
  2. A case identifier;
  3. Description of the evidence items;
  4. Statement indicating disposition of evidence items
  5. Description of the methodology employed;
  6. Genetic loci subjected to DNA profiling;
  7. Results and/or conclusions;
  8. Quantitative or qualitative interpretation statement; and
  9. Signature and identification of report author.

Back Forward