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Time Required to Perform Laboratory Analysis

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Time Required to Perform Laboratory Analysis

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The length of this phase varies widely depending on the types of analyses required and conditions surrounding the case and/or evidence. This phase may be described in three steps.

  • Step 1: Screening process
  • Step 2: Body fluid stain/tissue identification
  • Step 3: DNA analysis

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