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Laboratory Accreditation
National Institute of Justice (NIJ) (see reuse policy).

Most crime laboratories in the U.S. are accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting body. Some are also accredited under programs that meet the international requirements of ISO/IEC 17025:2017. Most programs have forensic components to their accreditation standards and also incorporate the QAS (Quality Assurance Standards). The safety requirements of the QAS are therefore an essential part of any forensic laboratory accreditation.

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