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Principles of Forensic DNA for Officers of the Court

Introduction to Quality Assurance

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Quality Assurance (QA) consists of all the planned and systematic actions necessary to demonstrate that a product or service meets specified requirements for quality.

The planned and systematic actions are documented in the laboratory quality manual and standard operation procedures (SOP).

In forensic DNA testing the expectation is that the true DNA profile is reported, together with a correct interpretation and an accurate statistical description of its rarity.

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