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Principles of Forensic DNA for Officers of the Court

Formal Reports versus Case Folder and Other Supporting Documents (cont.)

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  • Laboratory logs or standard forms related to testing.
  • Data in the form of strips, photographs, copies of autoradiographic film, electropherogram data, and so forth.

In addition to the information in the case file, documents that could be available from the laboratory related to the testing include:

  • Equipment calibration and maintenance records.
  • Analyst training and proficiency test records.
  • Unexpected results and/or corrective action reports.

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